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Fake cosmetics factory busted in city

Five arrested

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 30 November, 2022 12:00 AM
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Fake cosmetics factory busted in city
Detectives have seized huge counterfeit-version products of reputed cosmetics brands during a drive at a factory at Mugda in the capital. Five members of a gang involved in producing and selling such items have also been arrested. — Kamrul Islam Ratan

The Detective Branch (DB) of police has busted a fake cosmetics factory at Mugda in the capital and arrested five people in this connection.

Acting on a tip-off, a team of DB Wari Division under Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) conducted a drive at the factory on Monday.

Various products of counterfeit versions, including olive oil, breast cream, mehendi, loose olive oil, castor oil, glycerin and hair removal cream, of world reputed brands were seized during the raid.

Five members of the gang involved in producing and selling such products were also arrested at that time. They are Mohiuddin alias Sagar, 34, Nazim Hossain, 25, MK Parvez, 52, Anwar Hossain, 24, and Uzzal Hossain Mukul, 30.

Harun-Or-Rashid, DMP additional commissioner (DB), briefed reporters at the DMP Media Centre in this regard on Tuesday.

He said the arrestees and their cohorts used to make fake cosmetics of different renowned brands at the factory and spread those to the city and other parts of the country.

They used fake logos of BSTI to market the products, tarnishing the image of the brands and causing financial harm for them.

The use of fake cosmetics is causing different diseases, including cancer, Harun said, adding that their drive is on to arrest the accomplices of the arrested persons.

A case was filed against the arrestees with Mugda Police Station.