Thai police seize almost 900,000 counterfeit sunglasses

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BANGKOK (AP) — Police in Thailand say they have seized almost 900,000 counterfeit brand-name sunglasses at a warehouse where they also arrested two Chinese nationals accused of making the products.

Thailand's Department of Special Investigation said in a statement Thursday that the 895,897 sunglasses were purported to be famous brands such as Ray-Ban, Oakley, Louis Vuitton and Christian Dior.

It said the raid Wednesday also found fake stamps, stickers and labels that were part of the counterfeiting operation.

Thailand is a big producer and market for counterfeit products, leaving it vulnerable to trade sanctions from countries that make legitimate products.