Gang producing fake drinking water labels nailed

The fake labels covered almost all major drinking water brands in the market, police said.
Ti Gong
Ti Gong
Ti Gong
Ti Gong
Ti Gong

Three based in another province and one in Shanghai have been arrested for allegedly producing fake drinking water barrels, Shanghai police said on Saturday.

In the den in Huaining county of Anhui Province, the gang had allegedly produced over 11 million pieces of fake labels of the barrels since March 2015.

Police told Shanghai Daily that the fake labels covered almost all major drinking water brands in the market, and that a large number of fake barrels of water have been sold to retail customers.

This is one of the largest cases in which registered trademarks of drinking water were infringed ever solved by Shanghai police in the past few years.

One of the suspects, a man surnamed Li, was caught in Shanghai in April this year in Qingpu District by police from Yangpu District.

Li was found to be producing fake drinking water barrels with a large number of readily available labels stored in his den, police said.

Investigation showed that Li purchased the labels from a man surnamed Bi who was living in Huaining, Anhui.

Bi allegedly produced the labels there together with a printing company owner surnamed Zhang and a plastics company owner surnamed Hu.

Bi, Zhang and Hu have confessed, police said.

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