A Chinese national was convicted in the Falmouth Resident’s Magistrate Court on Friday, for breaching the Trademark and Excise Duty Act.
He’s 38-year-old Shi Chang Li.
Trelawny police say that on December 17 last year, the police and specialists from J Wray and Nephew carried out an operation at Mr. Li’s supermarket in Water Square, Falmouth.
The shelves and storeroom of the supermarket were checked and more than 100 bottles of bootleg J Wray and Nephew over proof rum were found.
Mr. Li was arrested and charged for Unlawful Use of Trademark, Misleading and Deceptive Conduct and breaches against the Excise Duty Act.
He was fined $400,000 or 6 months imprisonment.
He was also fined $300,000 or 6 months imprisonment for Misleading and Deceptive Conduct, and another 50,000 or 6 months imprisonment for breaches of the Excise Duty Act.