Malaysian police seize nearly 12,000 pair of counterfeit shoes in raid

In a shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur, authorities seized nearly 12,000 pairs of counterfeit sneakers.

At a press conference , the director of the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs and Ministry’s Enforcement Division, Datuk Iskandar Halim Sulaiman said the 11,883 pairs of knockoff footwear ranged from Nike to Tommy Hilfiger and were worth a combined 324,110 Malaysian Ringgit (RM) , which is the equivalent of $79,385 US. He’s also said that the cost to produce a pair was just 25 RM, which is $6.13.

When customers enquired on social media as to why the shoes were being sold at a low price, the reason given was that it was an online business and did not operate from a shoplot or office.

Datuk Iskandar Halim Sulaiman, Director of the Malaysian Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs and Minstry Enforcement Division

At this juncture, no arrests have been made and authorities are seeking the store owner.

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