MANILA, Nov. 13 (PNA) — An estimated Php2 million worth of counterfeit JanSport bags, labels, tags and sewing materials were seized by agents of the National Bureau of Investigation-Central Luzon Regional Office during operations in Mariveles, Bataan Wednesday.
Seized during operations were 485 finished counterfeit JanSport bags, 22 counterfeit JanSport purses, 1,119 unfinished counterfeit JanSport bags, 12,316 JanSport labels, 1,835 JanSport hangtags, 140 pieces of shoulder straps with JanSport label/logo, 400 pieces of JanSport cards and and 11 units of sewing machines estimated to be worth Php2 million.
These items were seized from:
-Richard Alomro and/or Marissa Alomro of Lavender Street, Barangay Alas-Asin, Mariveles, Bataan;
-Orlando Castro and/or Melba Castro, of Block 6, Lots 21 & 23, New Zealand Street Doña Nene Subdivision, also of Barangay Alas-Asin, Mariveles;
-Hangstrap Bags and/or Eric Pacheco and/or Sheryl Mercado Pacheco, Alley along Camia Street, Barangay Alas-Asin, Mariveles;
-Ronald Prado and/or Ailyn Prado,Interior Alley along Lavender Street, Barangay. Alas-Asin, Mariveles;
-Mario Sapad, No. 2-165, Sitio Pag-asa, Barangay Camaya Mariveles;
-Michael Tanasas and/or Reinalyn Cabral,Interior Alley along Camia Street, Barangay Alas-Asin, Mariveles;
-Sherley’s Shop and/or Sherley Jane Laxa-Paule, Unnumbered Residence, Tierra Feliza Residential Estates, Upper Tuyo, Balanga City;
-Victoria’s Bag Accessories and/or Victoria Dinao Dollosa, Pamilihang Bayan ng Mariveles-Dry Market, Sarreal Street, Poblacion, Mariveles;
-SRA Trading and/or Manny Dela Cruz Beltran,Centro Uno, Barangay Alas-Asin, Mariveles.
The raid was made possible after the NBI obtained the search warrants from Presiding Judge Rainelda H. Estacio-Montesa, Branch 46 of RTC-Manila.
Charges of Trademark Infringement under the Intellectual Property Code of the Philippines or Republic Act 8293 are being prepared against the owner/s of the raided establishments. (PNA)