BONSERNEWS.com – On May 24, 2023, the Directorate of Specific Crimes, Bareskrim Polri, arrested three warehouses producing counterfeit oil in Sidoarjo and Gresik.
Reportedly, the fake oil has been distributed throughout Indonesia by copying the original packaging from various well-known brands.
The sad thing is, the counterfeit oil is sold at a price that is slightly cheaper than the original oil.
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“Motor vehicle engine oils of various brands and types using blending machines, oil fluids, chemical dyes, chemical solvents or ethylene glycol without lab tests,” said Brigen Pol Ahmad Ramadhan, quoted from Instagram @talkinuang.
Based on the raids that have been carried out, at least there is a lot of evidence in the form of fake oil bottles from well-known products, production machines, printing tools, and fake oil printouts.
“A total of 397,389 empty oil bottles of various brands as we conveyed earlier. Then 284,530 oil bottle caps of various brands.” Said Brigadier General Hersadwi, National Police Headquarters on Thursday, 8 June 2023.
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Based on the report submitted by Hersadwi, the fake oil production has been running for at least three years.
During this period, they have earned a profit of around Rp. 20 billion per month.
Finally, the suspected oil counterfeiter was caught in Article 100 paragraph 1 and paragraph 2 of Law no. 20 of 2016 concerning Trademarks and Subsidiary Geographical Indications Article 120 paragraph 1 Juncto Article 53 paragraph 1 letter b Law no. 3 of 2014 concerning Industry.
There is also Article 62 paragraph 1 Juncto Article 8 paragraph 1 Letters a and d of Law Number 8 of 1999 concerning Consumer protection.
Finally, Article 382 BIS of the Criminal Code in conjunction with Article 55 concerning Competition for Fraudulent Goods.