Illustrative photo (Source: VNA)

Lang Son (VNA) – Over 1.3 billion VND (55,859 USD) worth of fake batteries, packaging materials, labels bearing Toshiba and Maxell brands along with a battery production chain were destroyed in the northern mountainous province of Lang Son on August 7.

There were more than 250,000 pairs of fake Toshiba batteries and 13,300 pairs of fake Maxell batteries.

A team from the Lang Son Market Surveillance Department in collaboration with the local police seized the counterfeit products on April 9, when inspecting the battery workshop of the Hoa Viet JSC at No 100 Ngo Quyen Street, Dong Kinh ward, Lang Son City.

At the inspection, the company was caught red handed producing fake goods bearing the two Japanese brands.

Owners of the company and people involved admitted they made the batteries for profit.

The provincial investigation police department began criminal proceedings against the case on June 22.-VNA