Pirated Care Bears Worth Almost a Million Baht Seized at Market in Bangkok

Bangkok –

More than 1,000 unlicensed and counterfeit Care Bears that are worth almost a million baht were seized at the Sampeng Market.

The Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) reported this week that they raided several doll shops at the Sampeng Market in Bangkok. The raid came after many doll shops in Sampeng Market were advertising their products via social media. Many shops were found with unlicensed Care Bears.

Shop owners were arrested for illegal possession or importing of unlicensed products with no Thai Industrial Standard (TIS) label. More than 1,000 unlicensed Care Bears were seized, worth more than 900,000 baht.

The Consumer Protection Police Division (CPPD) have warned sellers who are selling products that they must check if those products have a TIS label. The TIS label can be checked at www.tisi.go.th.

If anyone notices any unlicensed products, please report to the CPPD hotline at 1135.


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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.