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Anti-counterfeit raids net over 1 million printer products

Authorities in the UAE seize over one million fake printer products and components

HP's anti-counterfeit program has conducted nearly 1,000 investigations in the EMEA region in the past four years.
HP's anti-counterfeit program has conducted nearly 1,000 investigations in the EMEA region in the past four years.

Authorities in the UAE has seized more than one million counterfeit printing products and components since last year, following co-ordination with HP.

The vendor has worked with law enforcement authorities in a number of actions against suppliers of fake items in the past year.

In one action alone in February, police raided several interconnected companies in Dubai, seizing 320,000 counterfeit flat boxes, more than 35,000 finished fake print cartridges, over 24,000 empty laser print cartridges and 20,000 counterfeit laser security labels. Four people were arrested in connection with the raid.

"HP appreciates the cooperation of the Dubai Police and its continued prosecution of counterfeiters who try to defraud innocent customers," said Amin Mortazavi, general manager, Imaging and Printing Group, HP Middle East. "We look forward to further collaborations to eliminate fake products to ensure that people receive genuine products of original quality and reliability."

In the EMEA region in the past four years, HP's anti-counterfeit program has conducted nearly 1,000 investigations which have resulted in over 600 enforcement actions and the seizure of nearly 8 million counterfeit products and components.

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