Policemen have arrested a suspect for supplying fake cigarettes to sari-sari stores in San Jose City in Nueva Ecija.
According to San Jose City Police Chief Supt. Nolie Q. Azuncion, his team responded to complaints of wholesalers of the presence of a vendor of fake Mighty and Marvels cigarettes in the city.
“Our police team apprehended the suspect yesterday onboard a tricycle while in possession of suspected fake Mighty and Marvels cigarette brands,” Azuncion said.
Upon inspection of the items, Mighty Corp. representatives confirmed the cigarettes are counterfeit.
Storeowners and vendors caught selling counterfeit products wll be charged with violating Republic Act 8293 or the Trademark Infringement and Unfair Competition Law.
Mighty has launched a campaign against unscrupulous traders making counterfeit versions of their brand and stamps in coordination with the Bureau of Internal Revenue, the National Bureau of Investigation and the police.
Earlier, NBI agents arrested several suspects in Bulacan, Cebu City and Zamboanga for selling cartons of fake Mighty brand cigarettes.