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Jamaica Customs warns of dangerous counterfeit goods

Jamaica Customs warns of dangerous counterfeit goods

KINGSTON: The list of counterfeit items entering and leaving the country is growing exponentially and the Jamaica Customs Agency is warning the public that these products could pose a danger to consumers.

Commissioner of Customs Major Richard Reece said the department has been intercepting phony processed food items more frequently than before.

Citing a recent bust in which several quantities of a popular locally produced energy drink was packaged for export laced with liquid cocaine, Reece said local products are now being illegally copied and exported to countries such as the United States.

He said this was not only problematic for the overseas market as it could find its way back in local packages and could even ruin a company’s brand.