By Ma. Jerrylyn B. Damaso | Apr. 04, 2014 at 12:01am

Agents seize fake sporting goods

National Bureau of Investigation agents seized P4.2 million worth of fake Jan Sport Bags and other branded items during a raid in Bataan.

A team from the Intellectual Property Rights Division swooped down a warehouse in Mariveles to serve a search warrant issued by Judge Lyliha Abella-Aquino of Manila Trial Court Branch 24.

The agents arrested Andy Manansala,  Mel Manansala,  Caesar Angeles,  Evelyn,  Candy Pangilinan, and Arman and Mercy Gusoso, owners of a establishment.

Seized were 1,801 counterfeit JanSport bags, two rolls of JanSport inner labels, 4,508 pieces of hand tags and labels, 25 JanSport straps and seven sewing machines valued at P4.2 millon.

The suspects will be charged for trademark infringement under the Intellectual Property Code.