Police raid fake inkjet cartridges factory
Police, accompanied by a representative of Hewlett-Packard (HP), raided a factory in Pathum Thani on Wednesday and found fake inkjet cartridges that caused damage worth about Bt20 million to the inkjet printer maker.
Police arrested several workers at the two-floor house of Future Point Co Ltd in Tambon Klong Sam in Klong Luang district. The workers will be interrogated before police move to arrest their bosses.
Benedict Chen Yitang, HP representative in Thailand, accompanied police on the raid.
Pol Maj-General Chavalit Sawaengpuet, deputy commissioner of the Central Investigation Bureau, said police had conducted investigations for over three months before carrying out the raid.
The Bureau received a complaint from HP about the manufacture of imitation inkjet cartridges, which the company said damaged its reputation as the fake cartridges were of poor quality.
Chavalit said the owner of the firm bought used cartridges from major firms to make the fake ones.