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Ring of underground factories making fake branded cosmetics gets busted in China

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You might want to check the label of that perfume bottle carefully.

Police in China have uncovered seven underground dens in Zhejiang manufacturing brand-name cosmetics, from big names like Chanel and Lancome.

In a raid conducted earlier this month, they found over 1,200 boxes of counterfeit makeup worth some $120 million (827 million yuan). 

All the seven dens were run by a syndicate.

A gang member belonging to the syndicate told local press [link in Chinese] that he had bought raw materials online and mixed them to mimic the products, in another factory in Henan. Read more…

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