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Dh15M worth of fake auto parts seized in Abu Dhabi

Staff Report Published: January 12, 2017

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Over 500,000 fake auto spare parts, with a market value of Dh15 million have been seized by Abu Dhabi officials from a store in Al Ain city.

The Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED) described it as a major hit against trading in fake and counterfeit items, saying it is the biggest confiscation across the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

The officials raided a large auto spare parts shop and warehouse owned by an individual in Al Ain on Thursday morning and it took around 20 hours to count the number of seized products, a senior official told Gulf News.

“It was a Herculean task to transport them to ADDED’s warehouse in 21 trucks. They will be destroyed after completing the legal procedures,” said Ahmad Tarish Al Qubaisi, director of Commercial Protection Division at ADDED.

The seizure of fake spare parts of several major global vehicle brands has averted potential threat to the safety of motorists and other road users in the UAE, he said.

The confiscation in Al Ain city came after close co-ordination with automobile trademark owners.

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