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Thursday, 20 June 2013

Minelab expose US$1.6m counterfeit metal detector operation in Dubai

Large scale Police raid shuts down 'factory' fabricating counterfeit Minelab gold detection products
Wednesday 19th June 2013: Minelab, the global leader in gold detection technology and hand-held metal detector devices has announced the latest success in its Stop Counterfeits campaign. In a major Dubai police operation led by 1st Lieutenant Khalid Abdulla Quraiban Al-Muhairi, counterfeit Minelab product with a potential market value of AED5.9million (US$1.6m) was seized from an apartment complex operating as a makeshift 'factory.'

The raid revealed that counterfeit parts were assembled and packed at the apartment complex before being sold in the open market as premium Minelab GPX Series gold detectors. Those arrested at the scene and in the aftermath of the raid are now awaiting prosecution by the UAE authorities.

The Genuine Minelab; Genuine Performance; Stop Counterfeits campaign is committed to protecting the interests of customers by safeguarding the authenticity and quality of Minelab products and brands.

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