From plate making, material cutting to completion, they are all hidden in a remote residential house in the county seat. Leather and hardware accessories are all made. The copycat version of "LV" has greatly disrupted the market order and infringed on the legitimate rights and interests of brands and consumers.
Low-key production of “luxury brands” in county residences
Next to the Honghu Building Materials Market in Lianjiang, Zhanjiang, there is a remote and idle residential building. The red bricks of the entire building are exposed and in a state of no decoration. Usually, there are few people and it is difficult to attract attention. A mysterious factory is located here. Although the door is closed on weekdays, the sound of busy machines in the factory can still be heard outside the door.
“Take leather, oil edge, plate-making, cap-making, cutting…” After a whole set of production processes, the finished products of the high imitation version of “LV” are processed. This factory has neither a business license nor registration. It only produces fake LV products with a price of more than 10,000 yuan in batches.
The factory’s WeChat group name is “Struggle, young people”, and the atmosphere is full of passion. The factory has established a standardized computing system and a full-chain production process. The internal part of the work is clear, the structure is clear, and there is a relatively good training mechanism. In terms of expanding sales business, we will take the approach of masters and apprentices to teach newbies how to find potential customers online and offline and sell products. There is also a sound incentive mechanism to complete sales tasks and have corresponding commissions; encourage employees to open up new markets and create more benefits. It claims to employees that they have a broad career development space. Once they join the factory, they can gradually develop from full-time part-time work, part-time agency to senior agent, and even start their own factory.
many places in Guangdong
In April of this year, the Suixi County Public Security Bureau received clues from the masses reporting the manufacture and sale of fakes and immediately reported it to the Economic Investigation Detachment of the Zhanjiang City Public Security Bureau.
The Economic Investigation Detachment assigned capable forces to guide the Suixi County Public Security Bureau’s Economic Investigation Brigade to form a special case team to investigate the case. Through technical research, judgment, and investigation, the task force revealed a criminal gang headed by Luo Mourui to produce and sell fakes.
The group has set up counterfeiting dens in Lianjiang, Zhanjiang, and Huadu, Guangzhou, and has storage warehouses in Baiyun, Guangzhou, and Nanhai, Foshan. The counterfeiting network is relatively large.
Huang Yongwu, Deputy Mayor of Zhanjiang City and Director of Public Security attaches great importance to this case. He appointed Zhou Yuelin, Deputy Secretary of the Party Committee and Executive Deputy Director of the Municipal Public Security Bureau as the commander-in-chief, and instructed the entire chain of attacks to maximize the results. In view of the fact that the case is serious and involves many cities, the case was listed as the “Hurricane 119” project by the Provincial Public Security Department.
The leather goods counterfeiting case is suspected of infringing on intellectual property rights. It is difficult to detect the case. It is necessary to obtain the stolen goods and obtain a complete chain of evidence.
During the investigation, the police found that the gang had strong anti-reconnaissance capabilities, and the counterfeiting and storage dens were all located in remote and hidden places. Luo Mourui and the sales backbone of the group are extremely secretive. They have a stall in a leather goods market in Guangzhou, but they need to be introduced by acquaintances to enter and view the model. On every delivery day, Luo Mourui will personally pick up several employees to the rental house near the leather goods market, and the employees will drive the electric cars to different warehouses to pick up the goods from the rental house, and then deliver them by express, logistics, door-to-door delivery, etc. goods.
United work in Three cities and four places
Although criminals have set up numerous “protection boards” to cover up their illegal and criminal activities and evade police crackdowns, Skynet has recovered its negligence without fail. After months of careful investigation, the police finally figured out the gang’s organizational structure, personnel information, operating mode, etc., and prepared for the unified network closure operation.
On September 3, under the coordination of the Economic Investigation Bureau of the Provincial Public Security Bureau, Zhou Yuelin, Deputy Secretary of the Party Committee and Executive Deputy Director of the Zhanjiang City Public Security Bureau organized the Economic Investigation Detachment of the Zhanjiang City Public Security Bureau and the Economic Investigation Bureau of the Lianjiang City Public Security Bureau and the Suixi County Public Security Bureau. More than 90 police officers in the brigade, with the strong support of the Guangzhou and Foshan police, carried out the “Hurricane No. 119” counterfeit registered trademark case in Lianjiang of Zhanjiang City, Baiyun, and Huadu of Guangzhou City, and Nanhai of Foshan City.
In the network collection operation, 52 persons involved were successfully arrested, 2 processing dens and 4 warehouses were destroyed, and a batch of counterfeit LV finished leather goods, pendants, and semi-finished products, leather materials, hardware accessories, 20 counterfeit machines, a batch of bank cards were seized, 2 cars and the amount involved is about 50 million yuan.