Fake Lee jeans worth PhP29-M seized in Pasay

May 27, 2015

MANILA, May 27 — Agents of the National Bureau of Investigation-National Capital Region seized 14,669 pairs of counterfeit Lee jeans worth PhP29 million during operations in Pasay City on Tuesday.

Raided were the retail outlet and two stockrooms of Baleco Marketing and/or Ming Yue A. Zhang alias Ella Sui and/or Bealyn Kaibigan Baleco located at Stalls I-23, I-25 & I-27, Sunnyline Shopping Center, No. 2988 Taft Ave. Ext.; Units 29 and 30, No. 142 Cuneta Ave., and Unit 3-128, Third Floor, Khatar Region, No. 142 Kapitan Ambo St., all in Pasay City.

The NBI obtained the search warrants from Acting Presiding Judge Rainelda H. Estacio-Montesa of the Manila Regional Trial Court Branch 46.

Charges of Trademark Infringement under the Intellectual Property Code of the Philippines or Republic Act No. 8293 are being prepared against the owners of the raided establishments.

(PNA)

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