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Sharjah Police arrest 2 for selling fake car tyres

Sharjah Police arrest 2 for selling fake car tyres

Sep 18, 2017

Sharjah Police arrested two Arab nationals who were illegally selling counterfeit tyres. 


The counterfeit products, valued at Dh250,000, were cheap copies of global brands and were being sold in the local market.


The police seized the consignment following a tipoff from an automobile spare parts company. The police, accompanied by managers of the company, raided a warehouse in Sharjah Industrial Area where a large quantity of counterfeit tyres were found.  Samples were taken for testing and they turned out to be fake.


Colonel Ebrahim Al Ajel, director of the Criminal and Investigation Department, said the police would take strict measures to protect the emirate’s market from counterfeit automobile parts.


Unscrupulous culprits undertake trading in such counterfeit products to make profits at the expense of people’s safety, he said. The suspects were selling them despite knowing they were violating the attested GCC car tyre specifications and could pose a serious hazard to motorists. “The seized tyres have technical faults and can pose a danger to motorists" he added.


“Motorists should not be lured to buy cheap car tyres as they can be duplicate products, can be very risky and endanger their lives by causing fatal accidents. Motorists must buy the car tyres from credible and well-known car tyre companies even if their prices are higher but they are manufactured in accordance with the GCC standards,” Colonel Al Ajel explained.



As reported by Gulf Today on Sep 18, 2017