Fake condoms, Viagra, seized and online network shut down

Updated: 2015-01-21 09:31

By ZHENG CAIXIONG in Guangzhou(chinadaily.com.cn)

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Police seized a total of 136,166 fake condoms, plus counterfeit Viagra and other adult products, in a raid on three counterfeit production operations in Zhongshan and Chaozhou, Guangdong province, last August.

Police detained three suspects during the raids, which were launched in the two cities at the same time, He Guangping, deputy director-general of Guangdong provincial department of public security, said on Tuesday.

An online sales network for counterfeit adult products that used to be active in Guangdong has been busted since the crackdown, He said.

"The counterfeit adult products seized in the two cities were estimated to be worth more than 3 million yuan ($483,870)," He told a news conference in Guangzhou, the provincial capital.

"The counterfeit production gang used to sell their products produced in Zhongshan and Chaozhou to major cities around the country online."

According to He, Guangdong police cracked 10,334 cases involving the production and sale of counterfeit products in the southern province, which borders Hong Kong and Macao, last year.

The figure represents a year-on-year increase of 212 percent and more than 25 percent of the country’s total. The counterfeit products seized last year were valued at more than 22 billion yuan.

A total of 16,108 suspects were detained, up year-on-year by 195 percent.

Police across Guangdong also dealt with 30,857 drug and drug-related cases, detaining 34,259 suspects and seizing 21,941.7 kilograms of different kinds of drugs, in 2014. These figures were up year-on-year 20.1 percent for the number of cases, 24.6 percent (detained suspects), and 81.7 percent (seized drugs).

A total of 337 secret drugmaking locations were raided during the past year.

Meanwhile police in Zhuhai special economic zone detained 39 suspects after they busted a cross-border telephone fraud network last year. The suspects include 34 Malaysian residents.

More than 60 million yuan was confiscated, money gained when the suspects allegedly posed as police officers or local officials and demanded cash be transferred into designated bank accounts.

Police cracked 17,935 telephone fraud cases in the province in 2014, seven times more than in 2013. A total of 2,727 suspects were detained in connection with the crimes, up 4.6 times from 2013.