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Apple iPhone and Samsung fakes among HK$1 million counterfeit haul seized in raid on Hong Kong repair shop

Apple iPhone and Samsung fakes among HK$1 million counterfeit haul seized in raid on Hong Kong repair shop

A Hong Kong repair shop accused of using counterfeit parts to fix broken devices such as Apple iPhones for international clients has had HK$940,000 (US$120,000) worth of fake goods seized in a raid, customs officials said on Wednesday.
The director and manager of a local company running the operation were arrested around lunchtime on Tuesday, when customs officers raided an industrial unit in Tuen Mun, which was used as a workshop and warehouse.
The mobile phones that were being serviced with knock-off parts were mainly posted via airmail from locations including Australia, the United States and United Kingdom.
Officers found about 100 damaged mobile phones suspected to have been sent into the city from its overseas clients for repair.
Inside the 5,000 sq ft unit, about 3,900 counterfeit phones and parts bearing the brands of Apple iPhone and Samsung were also confiscated, along with some machinery. The parts included phone screens and enclosures.
The company hired three workers to carry out the repairs, but the local men were not arrested in the operation.