In brief: Record fake cosmetics seizure in Dubai

Eye make up closeThe authorities in Dubai have seized 1.4m counterfeit cosmetics and personal care products with an estimated market value of AED 16m ($4.4m).

The goods were seized by police and the Department of Economic Development (DED), according to a report in Gulf Today, which said the record haul included shampoos, soaps and skin creams, amongst other products.

Enforcement officers uncovered the counterfeits at a manufacturing facility and attached warehouse in a desert area of Dubai and have taken the owner of the site into custody.

"This seizure is regarded as the biggest operation with regard to body care products and cosmetics," commented Ibrahim Behzad, senior manager of intellectual property at the DED.

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