Keelung District Prosecutors Office in Taiwan. Photo: Google Maps

Smuggling charges against a 30-year-old Indonesian maid have been dropped after she was accused of importing fake products into Taiwan.

The woman, who worked as a private care worker in New Taipei City, was arrested for allegedly bringing counterfeit goods on to the island after buying a replica branded watch online.

Her package, which included food and clothes, was intercepted by customs officers at a post office in Keelung, Taiwan Apple Daily reported.

Local authorities tracked down the maid, who bought the watch as a gift for a family member and did not realize it was a counterfeit. Her employer backed up the maid’s story, saying she was of good character.

The charges were later dropped by Keelung District Prosecutors Office after further investigations.

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