The Interior Ministry’s department of Anti-Economic Crime Police raided three warehouses in 7 Makara district in Phnom Penh on Monday and Tuesday and found a huge haul of fake monosodium glutamate.
According to a police report, on Monday police raided three warehouses, but only two were checked while the other one was checked on Tuesday.
At the first warehouse there were 3.26 tonnes of fake monosodium glutamate as well as two packaging and bagging machines. More than a quarter of a tonne of the counterfeit product was found at the second warehouse.
At the third warehouse, police confiscated 7.46 tonnes of the fake product plus bagging and packing machines.
Police said that in total, they confiscated about 11 tonnes of fake monosodium glutamate and 367 kilograms of packing plastic at the three warehouses.
Phnom Penh deputy prosecutor Ly Sophanna ordered all the evidence seized to be kept at the Anti-Economic Crime Police department. He also ordered the two owners of the warehouses to be detained for questioning.
Full story in Wednesday’s paper.