CTOC seizes $1.4million in counterfeit rum in St Elizabeth
ST ELIZABETH, Jamaica — The Counter Terrorism and Organised Crime Branch (CTOC) says it has seized $1.4 million in counterfeit rum at a business establishment in St Elizabeth.
A businessman is facing several charges including breaches of the trademark and consumer protection acts after he was taken into custody following the seizure.
Other businesses in the Santa Cruz area were also raided, however, no illegal goods were found.
According to the special law enforcement branch, the sale of counterfeit rum poses a risk to consumers and could cause reputational damage to the trademark holder.