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Thai border market vendors torpedo crackdown on counterfeits

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Thai border market vendors torpedo crackdown on counterfeits

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BANGKOK (AP) — Thai police were licking their wounds Wednesday after an enraged mob of vendors chased them away when they tried to seize fake goods at a famous border market.

The Department of Special Investigation said 12 officers were injured when police and French Embassy observers went to the Rong Kluea market on the border with Cambodia to seize items such as fake perfumes that violate intellectual property laws.

A DSI statement said its officers identified themselves and presented court orders to vendors before trying to seize their goods, which it said the vendors acknowledged were counterfeits.

It said about 400 Cambodian laborers then surrounded the police and began pelting them with rocks and bottles, and also pushed over an SUV belonging to the police and damaged a truck being used by them. Video circulating on social media showed people running up to remove items from the back of the truck before it drove off as people chased it, tossing rocks and other objects.

The DSI said the police were withdrawn from the market, in the Thai district of Aranyaprathet, to ease tensions.

Thailand, like much of Asia, is awash with counterfeit products ranging from cosmetics to DVDs.

The market sells clothes, bags, shoes, watches, food and knock-offs of famous fashion brands, though it originally was best-known for second-hand goods.

The DSI described the market as one of the main centers in Thailand for counterfeit goods, and vowed that those involved in Wednesday's action would face criminal charges.

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-- (c) Associated Press 2016-02-04

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They should really concentrate their efforts on the manufacturers of these counterfeit goods, not the low level market stalls that sell them.

The manufacturers of these counterfeit goods will be exporting these products all over the world by the container load. The market stall operators will be selling a tiny number of items compared to the manufacturers.

Talk about going after the low hanging fruit. There are massive factories churning out this crap by the truck load every hour. Why the interest in impoverished market stall holders ?

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They should really concentrate their efforts on the manufacturers of these counterfeit goods, not the low level market stalls that sell them.

The manufacturers of these counterfeit goods will be exporting these products all over the world by the container load. The market stall operators will be selling a tiny number of items compared to the manufacturers.

Talk about going after the low hanging fruit. There are massive factories churning out this crap by the truck load every hour. Why the interest in impoverished market stall holders ?

The higher-ups are probably too well connected to touch (which is no excuse), and this crowd showed the cops that they are no longer 'low hanging fruit'.

What to do? What to do?

Run away!

It'll take a battalion of Marines to go in there next time.

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French perfume industry, pfff !

seriously, how many customers that buy the fake perfumes would buy the real thing for ten times the price?

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When the cops do a raid, 50% of the goods are kept for evidence

and 50% are sold back to the suppliers.

Its a nice earner for the BIB.coffee1.gif

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The police lost face here...

My guess is next time the police will be back with the Army, they should seal the boarder first, then implement road blocks around the market, then raid the market, not only checking for fake goods but also ID's and Work Permits.

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The police lost face here...

My guess is next time the police will be back with the Army, they should seal the boarder first, then implement road blocks around the market, then raid the market, not only checking for fake goods but also ID's and Work Permits.

Come on Basil, that means using "Common Sense"

Something that does not happen in Thailand.

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They should really concentrate their efforts on the manufacturers of these counterfeit goods, not the low level market stalls that sell them.

The manufacturers of these counterfeit goods will be exporting these products all over the world by the container load. The market stall operators will be selling a tiny number of items compared to the manufacturers.

Talk about going after the low hanging fruit. There are massive factories churning out this crap by the truck load every hour. Why the interest in impoverished market stall holders ?

That could be because the low level market operators have paid their monthly tea money, but there must have been a problem with timing and French maybe came early? or those on the take just got greedy? or the person the normally gives the retailers the heads up didn't call for whatever reason? but the biggest thing is that the people that make this stuff pay very good, so it's not often that they will be raided, $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$=BIBwhistling.gif

So 10/12 cop's v 400 angry vendors,,,,How (deleted) unprofessional (monumentally stupid) is that,???? and they wonder why they have the reputation that they have... BTW, I wonder if the BIB will be able to find the person that loaded this video up and charge them with ?????? for making the BIB and the country look bad?

Because like usual, no one will take responsibility for themselves and blame others, ;ie: You made me look bad,

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The police there are massively corrupt. Involved in almost every aspect of criminal activity. And the vendors know this....

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DSI threatens actions against assailants over a violent incident at Rong Klua market

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BANGKOK: -- The Department of Special Investigation has threatened to take legal actions a large group of Cambodians who assaulted eight of its men and damaged two cars while inspecting fake brand-name products at the wellknown Rong Klua market close to the Cambodian border in Sa Kaew province.

DSI chief Pol Col Paisit Wongmuang said Wednesday that the person or persons who might have hired the Cambodian workers to assault DSI officials and to disrupt their performance of duty would face stiff actions to set an example for the others who may follow suit.

Accompanied by an official from the French embassy and officials from the intellectual property office, the DSI officials went to the Rong Klua market in Aranyaprathet district to inspect fake brandname products.

In the course of their inspection, about 400 Cambodians showed up throwing missiles at the officials, turning the DSI’s car one side up and damaging a truck. Seeing the incident Klong Luek police intervened to stop the trouble and led the officials out of the market.

The injured officials were later treated at Klong Luek hospital.

Source: http://englishnews.thaipbs.or.th/content/149406

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-- Thai PBS 2016-02-04

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Are we really to believe the - cough - Thai and Cambodian authorities really want to stop the manufacturing, cross border transportation and sale of these goods?

Better yet, does anyone really think that this extremely lucrative operation - run by very influential people and corrupt officials - is going to stop?

Money talks, as it does everywhere in both countries. And in this case, there's a hell of a lot of it to be made.

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They should really concentrate their efforts on the manufacturers of these counterfeit goods, not the low level market stalls that sell them.

The manufacturers of these counterfeit goods will be exporting these products all over the world by the container load. The market stall operators will be selling a tiny number of items compared to the manufacturers.

Talk about going after the low hanging fruit. There are massive factories churning out this crap by the truck load every hour. Why the interest in impoverished market stall holders ?

Made across the border...Interpol?

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