Military police in Stung Treng City last week raided eight apartments and market stalls where knock-off superglue was being manufactured and sold, an official said Monday.
The two-day operation on Friday and Saturday was carried out in response to a complaint filed by representatives of the Vietnamese-owned 502 Super Glue company about the sale of glue bearing the brand’s name, according to Duong Vichet, chief of the Stung Treng provincial military police’s information bureau.
Representatives of the company, which has an office in Phnom Penh, accompanied military police on the raids to check whether the superglue seized was in fact counterfeit, Mr. Vichet added.
“We made the raids after the 502 company filed a complaint two weeks ago and experts from the company joined us so they could check whether it was fake or not,” he said, adding that a total of 33 boxes containing small bottles of the liquid adhesive were confiscated and destroyed.
Mr. Vichet, however, said no arrests were made.
“We…just warned them to stop selling the fake glue because it affects [502’s] business,” he said.