Zakon.kz reports that according to the representatives of Toyota, Hyundai and Honda a warehouse of counterfeit car spare parts was destroyed in Almaty.
The Department of Economic Investigations established that an Almaty resident regularly supplied counterfeit car parts.
She ordered counterfeit car spare parts of famous brands and packed them into branded boxes in Almaty. The counterfeit car spare parts were then distributed among major car markets in the city and also in other cities. The biggest wholesaler was one of the entrepreneurs in the Car City market (big retail market specializing in sale of car spare parts).
106,000 counterfeit car parts were seized along with large quantities of packaging material used to mislead consumers into believing that they were allegedly buying genuine parts.
The trademarks’ owners Toyota Motor Corporation, Hyundai Motor Company and Honda Motor Co. suffered major damage totaling to KZT 1.8 billion. A court investigation is currently underway.