Malaysian cops have arrested a group of individuals allegedly involved in supplying fake HP ink cartridges to the Middle East and African countries.
According to Datuk Syed Ismail Syed Azizan, Federal Commercial Crime Department director, Hewlett-Packard representatives in the United States made a statutory declaration (SD) on the case which prompted them to launch their own investigation.
The SD was necessary in investigations involving copyright issues, the New Straits Times reports.
The main suspect, a 38-year-old Singaporean man, led the authorities to a condominium unit where two boxes of ink cartridges were retrieved, and then to an industrial area where the fake ink cartridges are produced and packed using HP packaging.
Police arrested a 48-year-old local woman, believed to be the man’s business partner, and 11 Myanmar workers at the premises. They also seized more than 200 boxes of ink cartridges, several computers and documents.
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