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


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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