Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Cosmetics warehouse raided, owner grilled




Cosmetics warehouse raided, owner grilled

Content image - Phnom Penh Post
Some products in the warehouse had fake logos and were confiscated. Fresh News

Cosmetics warehouse raided, owner grilled

The Ministry of Interior’s Anti-Economic Crimes Department questioned the owner of a Phnom Penh cosmetics warehouse on Wednesday regarding intellectual property infringement.

The warehouse containing 10 tonnes of products is located in Tuol Svay Prey I commune, in Phnom Penh’s Boeung Keng Kang district.

Citing a police officer who asked to remain anonymous, Fresh News reported on Tuesday that the operation was led by Phnom Penh Municipal Court deputy prosecutor Muth Dara on suspicion the products were illegal and violated trademarks.

Police found 1,040 boxes of shampoo weighing 11.11 tonnes, toothbrushes (3.5 tonnes), and other cosmetics products (0.48 tonnes). Some products had fake logos and were confiscated.

Boeung Keng Kang district police chief Sim Piseth said on Wednesday that he received the report, but was not aware of the operation.

“I suggest you directly ask officials at the Anti-Economic Crimes Department,” he said.

However, Anti-Economic Crimes Department Director Chan Van Thoeun declined to comment on the case.

Tuol Svay Prey I commune police chief Pov Pidor said on Wednesday that he participated in the operation but didn’t know anything about it.

“I’m not aware of the procedures. I just patrolled in front of the warehouse. The owner of that location was invited for questioning, but I do not know the result,” he said.

Pidor said the evidence included products not authorised by the Ministry of Health, so police decided to confiscate them.

“Joint forces retrieved two bottles of each product for testing. The owner, Meoun Soksitha, was invited to explain matters at the Anti-Economic Crimes Department,” he said.

MOST VIEWED

  • Hungarian exposes 90 to Covid in Siem Reap

    The Ministry of Health has discovered 90 people who have been exposed directly or indirectly to a Hungarian man infected with Covid-19. They all are required to quarantine at home and the hospital. The ministry is searching for other affected people. Among the 90, one is the

  • PM warns of ‘new Cold War’

    Prime Minister Hun Sen said the possibility of a so-called new Cold War has become a significant concern and that all countries have to reject outright, any attempt to allow history to tragically repeat itself. He made the remarks in a speech during 75th Session

  • PM: West unfair to Cambodia

    Prime Minister Hun Sen released a message celebrating the International Day of Peace on Monday, saying that some major powers and western countries had been systemically cooperating to put political pressure on Cambodia as they did in the 1970s and 1980s. Hun Sen said pressuring

  • ‘Bad news is an investor’s best friend’ – unlocking investment potential in Cambodia

    It is time to shop. Economic woes provide good pickings for investors if they know where to look The poem If, written by English Nobel laureate poet and novelist Rudyard Kipling for his son circa 1895, is widely perceived as fatherly advice for John who would

  • PM requests Russia’s Covid vaccine

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has requested that Russia provide Cambodia with its Covid-19 vaccine after the former announced it planned on mass vaccinating its population next month. The request came on Thursday through the prime minister’s Facebook page as he met with Anatoly Borovik,

  • First ‘mobile kitchen’ in Cambodia enters service

    A catering company recently rolled out Cambodia’s first “mobile kitchen” – a $50,000 container capable of serving up to 200 people at a time. The kitchen is the brainchild of Seng Hok Heng Catering Services. At 4.4m-high, 6.8m-long and 2.4m-wide (expandable to 6.8m), the kitchen is equipped