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Thousands of counterfeit lighters seized in North Jakarta

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Wed, July 19, 2017 | 08:00 pm
Thousands of counterfeit lighters seized in North Jakarta Boxes of Tokai lighters are seen in this photograph. (kompas.com/David Oliver Purba)

Thousands of fake Tokai lighters have been seized at a storehouse on Jl. Pluit Karang Karya, Pluit, North Jakarta.

The lighters failed to meet Indonesian National Standards (SNI) and could explode at any time, Penjaringan Police chief Adj. Sr. Comr. Bismo Teguh said on Wednesday.

The case came to light after the Tokai brand owner reported finding counterfeit lighters on the market, said Bismo. He said that after investigating the matter, the police identified and arrested the warehouse owner, identified only as HS.

The police seized 353,000 lighters bearing the Tokai brand that had been imported from China.

Bismo also said HS started distributing the counterfeit lighters within and outside Java one month ago.

He sold the lighters for between Rp 70,000 (US$ 5.25) and Rp 75,000 per box, similar to the price of the original lighters, kompas.com reported.  (agn)

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