The Ministry of Public Security raided a trading centre in Quang Ninh Province on July 11, seizing a large number of fake luxury brand products.
The Criminal Police Department co-operated with Quang Ninh police and the Department of Market Management to inspect Hong Nguyen Shopping Centre in Mong Cai City. The police have found a large number of luxury handbags, wristwatches, and belts. However, the sellers were unable to provide the required papers to prove their origins.
Most of the products claimed Louis Vuitton, Hermes, Prada and Rolex products costing tens to hundreds of millions of VND. The authorities have filed a report and seized the fake products which worth nearly VND100bn (USD4.3m).
On June 12, the police in Quang Ninh Province also inspected Phuong Dong Shopping Centre on Hoa Binh Avenue, Mong Cai City. Products at Phuong Dong also didn’t have papers to prove their origins.
Transactions via POS machines, WeChat and AliPay apps weren’t monitored by the banks. Foreign employees at the shopping centre also didn’t have work permits.