Some of the suspected counterfeit handbags and leather products seized by Hong Kong Customs in Stanley Photo: Hong Kong Government

Three people were arrested on Tuesday during a crackdown on counterfeit goods conducted in Stanley by the Hong Kong Customs and Excise Department.

Customs investigators found that suspected counterfeit goods were being sold at retail shops in the village of Stanley, a popular tourist spot on the south coast of Hong Kong Island, according to a government release.

After further investigations and assistance from trademark owners, customs officers raided two retail shops and one storage facility.

A total of 1,300 suspected counterfeit handbags and leather products with an estimated market value of around HK$600,000 (US$76,435) were seized. One man and two women were arrested.

Authorities said the seized products were priced between HK$100 and HK$2,000 and mostly marketed to tourists and domestic workers, Sing Pao reported.

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