Fake Chanel perfume seller fined $2,100

By Anh Tu   June 25, 2023 | 09:01 pm PT
Fake Chanel perfume seller fined $2,100
A bottle of Chanel No 5 perfume, of which jasmine is a key ingredient. Photo by Reuters
A shop in the Central Highlands has been fined VND50.5 million (US$2,100) for selling counterfeit Chanel and Lancome perfumes and sunscreen through Facebook livestream.

The shop in Pleiku, Gia Lai Province, was busted during a livestream session, the local police said.

They had been monitoring the shop for some time, and during the raid found 300 bottles of perfumes labeled Chanel and 118 purporting to be Lancome besides 204 sunscreen tubes with the latter’s label.

The police checked all the documents the shop provided and established that the products were fake.

They also found 440 breath refresher bottles without invoices.

The shop was fined VND50.5 million for selling fake goods, violating intellectual property rights and trading cosmetics of unknown origin.

All the fakes were confiscated and will be destroyed.

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