CIDG confiscates P1.6 million worth of counterfeit lubricant

March 23, 2012 9:28 am 

MANILA, March 22 – Operatives of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group’s (CIDG) in the National Capital Region have confiscated a total of 8,878 bottles of counterfeit Castrol active premium lubricant products worth P1.6 million during a raid in Caloocan City last Tuesday.

CIDG chief Director Samuel D. Pagdilao Jr. said that around 11:30 am last Tuesday, CIDG operatives have raided five warehouses and stores in Caloocan and Quezon cities, owned by a Chinese businessman, a certain Jimmy Go, and seized the fake products with an estimated value of P1,598,000.

Pagdilao said based on a search warrants issued by Makati City Regional Trial Court, five establishments owned by Go in Gracepark, Caloocan City and in Del Monte Avenue, Quezon City where the fake lubricants were seized.

He added that the raid stemmed from the complaint of Castrol Philippines, that certified that the seized items are counterfeit. (PNA)

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