Market raid turns violent in border town at the nexus of Southeast Asia’s counterfeits trade

An anti-counterfeiting raid on behalf of French brand owners left 12 Thai police injured as hundreds of angry traders protested against the seizure of goods from an infamous border market. Despite the unfortunate turn of events, the operation indicates that Thai authorities are paying increased attention to the country’s border with Cambodia - a major conduit for fake goods originating from China.

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