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Two million counterfeit toner cartridges, with a street value of $40 million, have been seized during a number of raids in Ajman, United Arab Emirates (UAE). 

ICCE member, Hewlett-Packard (HP), uncovered an international criminal gang that was selling toner cartridges at suspiciously low prices in the UAE. ICCE members Samsung, Canon and Kyocera joined the police operation, code-named ‘The Blue Ink’, to provide further intelligence which led to the raid and three arrests. The fake toner cartridges were seized and will be destroyed.

“This is another great example of how ICCE is working successfully with law enforcement around the world in the fight against counterfeit imaging products – a criminal market believed to be worth EURO 1.6 billion globally,” said an ICCE spokesperson. “Counterfeit imaging supplies are often dangerous, environmentally unfriendly and cheat consumers of the quality they expect from genuine branded consumables.”

The latest raid comes after UAE police agencies seized fake HP ink cartridges in two seperate operations earlier this year, and more than 20,000 counterfeit Canon toner products and other items were seized in Ajman in March.

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