Sh10 million fake phones seized in Nairobi
SEE ALSO :State's plan to tackle illicit tradeSeven traders were arrested during the raid with ACA saying that the street was graded “as a notorious hotspot for selling counterfeits in the city.” “The counterfeiters hide the Samsung brand to avoid higher tax brackets from the customs authorities while at the same time infringing on the Samsung trademark at the selling level,” said Director of Anti-Illicit Trade Company Peter Mutula. “This deceit leads to unfair trade to the genuine retailers as well as giving consumers poor quality products that have no warranties and do not last long,” said Mutula. The estimated value of the seizure is based on the present market price of the original versions. ACA urged consumers to ensure they bought their products from authentic points instead of the counterfeits retailing at cheap prices. Consumers were also urged to cultivate the culture of inquiring clear product information on quality and huge price variations from the traders and demand product warranty.
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