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Police pumped up over fake machinery

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Officers confiscated almost 100 fake water pumps bearing the popular brand name ‘Hikawa’ from two shops. Supplied

Police in Takeo province’s Daun Keo town have confiscated 91 fake water pumps which were being sold in two shops, a police officer said yesterday.

Meas Ravuth, an officer with the Department of Police Against Economic Crimes, said yesterday that police went to check the two shops in Takeo province’s Daun Keo town and discovered many fake water pumps were for sale.


He added that police confiscated 91 fake pumps from two shops, but only detained one of the shop owners, 41-year-old Ko Vanton.

“The water pumps were fake and carried the name Hikawa, a popular brand,” he said.

Police took 20 pumps from the first shop and 71 from the second.

He said police would educate the owner of the two shops and ask her to stop selling fake products, which gives the real company a bad name.

Water pumps are widely used in agriculture, particularly in rice fields.

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