Cavite policemen in coordination with Mighty Corporation representatives have arrested a woman selling fake Mighty cigarettes, other tobacco brands and household items in Coastal Anabu, Imus.
Imus Police Chief Supt. Red Maranan said in his report to OIC Cavite Police Director Sr. Supt. Mafelino Bazar, the woman was nabbed while selling fake Mighty Menthol 100s and other tobacco brands.
The police withheld her name pending the result of a follow up operation.
Also seized from the suspect were various kinds of soap and vetsin she initially admitted as counterfeit household items.
The woman in her mid-40s is detained at the Imus police station after a Mighty Corp. representative confirmed that the cigarettes she was selling are bogus. She was then charged with violating Republic Act 8293 or the Trademark Infringement and Unfair Competition Law.
Her arrest came after San Jose City policemen have detained a suspect for supplying fake cigarettes to sari-sari stores in a city in Nueva Ecija.
San Jose City police station chief supt. Nolie Azuncion said his team responded to complaints from some wholesale stores that a vendor was selling fake Mighty and Marvels cigarettes.
He added that the police team collared the suspect on board a tricycle while in possession of the fake cigarettes. Mighty Corp. representatives confirmed that the cigarettes were indeed counterfeit.