China arrests 73 in fake luxury bag bust

Chinese police, working with US authorities, have arrested 73 people for manufacturing and exporting fake international brands including Hermes, Louis Vuitton and Coach, state news agency Xinhua said.

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Chinese police closed 37 illegal sites used to produce fake international brands such as Louis Vuitton

Chinese police, working with US authorities, have arrested 73 people for manufacturing and exporting fake international brands including Hermes, Louis Vuitton and Coach, state news agency Xinhua said.

Police also confiscated more than 20,000 counterfeit bags and closed 37 illegal sites used for the production and sale of the bags, Xinhua said, citing a Ministry of Public Security statement.

The gang had manufactured and sold more than 960,000 such fake bags, it added.

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