Banned cosmetics seized

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Tabita products are banned because they contain chemicals. Supplied

Police have raided two shops where banned Tabita skin care products were being sold. 
 
Long Sreng, deputy chief of the Interior Ministry anti-economic crimes department, said police, in cooperation with the Health Ministry, raided Sokun Vattanak Trading and Master Beauty shops in Chamkarmon and Tuol Kork districts in Phnom Penh. 
 
“We seized a lot of Tabita cosmetics which are banned in the Cambodian market,” he said. 
 
Police had not calculated the quantity of cosmetics confiscated. 
 
He said Tabita products were not made in Cambodia. 
 
“Tabita cosmetics include the substances hydroquinone, tretinoin, mercury and salicylic acid, which are banned because they are harmful to skin,” Mr Sreng said. 
 
Last month the Health Ministry pointed to an alert from Singapore in 2015 about Tabita products, which carried the risk of skin cancer, being sold online.
 
Mr Sreng said the business owner had a licence to run the business but had not signed a contract with the brand owner.
 
“She confessed to importing the cosmetics from Thailand,” he added.

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