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Cosmetics firm caught with unauthorised goods in capital

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Officials found 40 types of cosmetics sold by Atomy (Cambodia) Co Ltd in Sen Sok district’s Phnom Penh Thmey commune and detained its Korean owner. Facebook

Cosmetics firm caught with unauthorised goods in capital

An anti-counterfeit Products official has declared 40 types of cosmetics sold by Atomy (Cambodia) Co Ltd in Phnom Penh as illegal.

At 10:20am on Tuesday, police checked an Atomy warehouse in Sen Sok district’s Phnom Penh Thmey commune and detained its Korean owner.

The Ministry of Interior’s Counter Counterfeit Committee deputy secretary Touch Yuthea told The Post on Thursday that he found some cosmetics that did not have legal permission from the Ministry of Health.

“The news about fake products was not true. I just clarified that they did not have licenses from the Ministry of Health. When I went to the location, the company had all its documents but the warehouse did not have a legal licence,” he said.

Police told the owner to apply for legal permission and pay a fine before being let go, Yuthea said.

“I asked the owner about storing and taking care of goods. The company followed the law. There is no punishment but a fine. From what I know, the fine is between five and 10 million riel,” he said.

The Post could not contact the owner.

Phnom Penh Municipal Court spokesman Kuch Kimlong said he had not received details about the incident.

Yuthea said some confiscated products were returned to the owner, and that the business will be allowed to operate as normal if it receives legal permission.

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