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Man arrested for trading in fake seasoning products

Update: January, 13/2016 - 18:00
Fake packages of seasoning with labels of well-known trademarks such as Ajino-moto and Miwon were found at Pham Van Lap's house in Phuong Trung Commune. — Photo nld.com.vn
HA NOI (VNS) — Ha Noi Police yesterday arrested a man in Thanh Oai District for allegedly manufacturing and trading in fake seasoning products using labels of well-known trademarks such as Ajino-moto and Miwon.

Pham Van Lap, 49, was pulled over for a check while transporting 205 packages of monosodium glutamate (MSG) as Ajino-moto and Miwon on a motorcycle in Cao Duong Commune.

Representative of the two trademarks confirmed to the police that the goods were counterfeit.

The police had conducted a raid on Lap's house in Phuong Trung Commune and found hundreds of packages of fake seasoning. About 500 kilogrammes of seasoning without clear origins, 4,000 packages with labels of well-known trademarks, and hundreds of empty bottles of Chinsu fish sauce, were seized.

After a brief interrogation, Lap confessed that he had purchased the seasoning without clear origins from China, packed it and sold it to local shops.

The case is being further investigated. — VNS

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