Rising sales of counterfeit electronics worries companies
NEW DELHI: Strong demand for portable electronics and accessories in India has led to a flourishing parallel offline and online market for counterfeit goods comprising fakes, stolen and illegally imported products. This has also been helped by inadequate measures to check counterfeiting, besides bulk procurement at lower prices from China, causing worry to companies.
For instance, Chinese consumer electronics firm Xiaomi said it seized more than 9,000 counterfeit products, worth ₹73.8 lakh in the first half of 2022 alone. This is a sharp rise from the full calendar year of 2020 when only 3,000 products worth ₹33.3 lakh were seized. “From the Xiaomi portfolio, we have witnessed a heavy piracy of products, such as earphones, chargers, adaptors, and USB cables,” said Muralikrishnan B, president of Xiaomi India .
Pune: Citizens Suffer As Adulterated Paneer Sold In Kondhwa And Wanowrie Area
Pune, 13th September 2022: An unlicensed factory, M. Tiptop Dairy Products in Wanowrie, was raided and found to be making fake paneer on 12th September. The stock was confiscated. 799 kg paneer worth Rs 1,67,790, 348 kg of skimmed milk powder worth Rs 1,21,800, and 268 kg of RBD palmolein oil worth Rs 39, 664, were confiscated. The total cost came to Rs 3,29,254.
A day after the adulterated Paneer factory was busted in Wanowrie, today officials of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) raided another such factory in Kondhwa. In the raid at M/s Sadgurukrupa Milk and Milk Products in Tilekarnagar area of Kondhwa, FDA seized skimmed milk powder worth Rs 18.71 lakh and, 1048 kg RBD palmolein oil worth Rs 1.53 lakh, a total worth Rs 22.65 lakh.
HARMAN India raids car accessories shops in Delhi busts fake JBL and Infinity speakers and subwoofer sales
HARMAN, the parent company for leading audio brands including JBL, AKG, Harman Kardon, Infinity, Lexicon, Mark Levinson and Revel amongst others is taking strict legal action against manufacturers, distributors, retailers, and dealers. involved in producing and selling counterfeit JBL products in India.
During a recent raid, HARMAN’s investigation team along with the law enforcement officers, seized stocks of spurious JBL and Infinity consumer products, from car accessories shops; and manufacturing units located across Delhi. The team confiscated counterfeit JBL and Infinity car speakers and subwoofers from shops and manufacturing units.
Fake Currency Notes Worth Over Rs 16 Lakh Seized In Rourkela, 1 Arrested
Sundargarh: The Special Task Force (STF) of Odisha Crime Branch on Sunday seized fake currency notes worth more than Rs 16 lakh and arrested one inter-state criminal from Sector-17, Rourkela, under Sector-15 Police limits in Odisha’s Sundargarh district.
The accused has been identified as Sk Ahemmad of Mollarbandh under Badarpur police limits in Delhi.
According to sources, STF conducted the raid on Saturday on the basis of reliable information about the illegal business of fake currency notes.
Gold worth ₹5.8Cr being smuggled in a belt seized at Mumbai Airport
Earlier in September, the Mumbai Airport Customs Officers seized 1.3 kgs of cocaine valued at ₹13 crore. 87 capsules of cocaine swallowed by the accused Ghana passenger were recovered in the drug bust.
n yet another foiled smuggling attempt, customs officers at the Mumbai Airport seized 12 kg of gold from a group Sudanese passenger. The gold has been valued at ₹5.38 crore.
A total of 12 passengers, it has been reported, were involved in the gold smuggling bid. “A total of six passengers have been detained and six others are being deported,” a customer officer told news agency ANI.
Crackdown on Fake Medicine Suppliers in Odisha
TNI Bureau: The Cuttack District Chemist & Druggist Association has cancelled the memberships of VR Agency & Puja Enterprises following the police raids and complaints lodged against them for selling duplicate medicines.
The association has also demanded strong action against the two pharma distributors for selling duplicate spurious hypertension medicine Telma-40.
A FIR was lodged against the two firms at Purighat PS on Saturday.
Odisha: Crackdown on fake medicine suppliers
During verification, it came to fore that VR Enterprisers had availed the stock from Bengaluru and Puja Enterprises got it from Patna in Bihar.
CUTTACK: Cracking down on the manufacturing and sale of fake medicines, a five-member team from the Directorate of Drugs Control, Odisha has been carrying out raids on multiple locations in Cuttack city since Tuesday night.
The team headed by an additional drug controller, Cuttack Circle-1 Dharmadev Puhan raided Puja Enterprises and VR Drug Agencies, drug wholesale points in Manikghos Bazaar and inspected the stock of two particular medicines which were manufactured and sold by a fake pharmaceutical company in the name of Gelmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Assam Police Seize Fake Currency Printing Machine In Nagaon, 3 Arrested
GUWAHATI: The Assam Police on Thursday, September 8, seized one Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN) making machine, counterfeited currency notes, and arrested three persons in connection to the bust in two separate operations in Nagaon district.
Based on secret information, a team of police personnel from Kachua Police Station in Nagaon district launched an operation.
Fake Washing Powder & Salt Factory Raided In City Outskirts, Mastermind Flees
Balakati: The Commissionerate Police on Monday raided a fake detergent and salt manufacturing factory at Lane No-15 of Shiv Shakti Nagar within Pahala police station limits on the city outskirts and seized a huge quantiy of adulterated products.
Following a tip-off, the police made a surprise raid at the unit involved in manufactuing fake washing powder and salt. However, the owner of the factory managed to flee from the spot.
Gold Of Rs 5.6 crore seized from 57 passengers at Tiruchy airport In Tamil Nadu
On Friday, investigators from the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence foiled a significant attempt at smuggling and confiscated gold worth about Rs 5.6 crore in Tiruchy. According to sources, three teams on duty at the airport screened passengers from two Malaysian aircraft, a Singapore airline, and one from Dubai. From 57 people, the crews were able to retrieve around 11 kg of gold. This is DRI’s largest seizure of the year in Tiruchy.
Meanwhile, the DRI apprehended two airline passengers and members of the cabin staff in April and collected 2.5 kilogramme of gold from them. The DRI foiled many inventive smuggling schemes last year in which gold was hidden inside toothpaste, cosmetics, and beauty products. A traveller was taken hostage from the airport by a smuggling racket ring in March 2021.