Two of the people who were taken into custody following a major police operation in downtown, Kingston on Wednesday have been charged.
31-year-old Yong Zhao and 30-year-old Zhang Pin Pin have been charged with breaches of the Intellectual Properties Act and breaches of the Customs Act.
They’ll face the court on charges of unauthorised use of trademark, misleading and deceptive conduct as well as possession of uncustomed goods.
Both Chinese nationals will appear before the Kingston and St. Andrew Parish Court on May 2.
Six people were taken into custody on Wednesday after members of the Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime Investigation Branch, C-TOC, seized about 5-hundred million dollars worth of counterfeit goods. But, four of those persons have since been released without charge.
Both Zhao and Pin Pin were offered station bail in the sum of $400,000.
Meanwhile, Head of C-TOC, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Fitz Bailey is warning that anyone who breaches the law, regardless of nationality, will be arrested and charged.
ACP Bailey says the police take a number of issues into consideration when dealing with matters of this nature.
Among the issues considered, he says, are public health concerns.