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Massive fake luxury goods ring shut down in Vietnam

Government authorities have raided a warehouse storing thousands of fake luxury goods in Lao Cai City, northern Vietnam, which were being sold online.

The 10,000sqm warehouse was divided into several areas including rooms for selling fake luxury goods via live-streaming on Facebook. Most of the items are copies of major brands including Gucci, Chanel, Nike and Adidas.

One of the employees from the warehouse admitted that there were more than 40 people processing orders during the live-streaming and some 1000 packages being shipped each day.

Although the exact number of fake goods smuggled from China has yet to be confirmed, authorities discovered the ring sold more than 90,000 products each month at a profit of around US$432,000.

An official said the ring was professionally organised and took advantage of online platforms for both wholesale and retail as online shopping has become increasingly popular in Vietnam.

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