The detectives also arrested eight factory workers and sealed off the factory
A Detective Branch (DB)police team seized counterfeit cosmetics and electronic products worth Tk50 crore in a raid on a factory in Siddhirganj, Narayanganj on Wednesday night.
The detectives arrested eight factory workers and sealed off the factory.
The arrested were: Ohidul Islam, 35, Sirajul Islam, 18, Md Shohag, 24, Aminul Islam, 32, Md Rajib,18, Mainul Islam, 32, Mehedi Hasan, 18, and Account Officer Saiful Islam.
The owner of the factory, Belayet Hossain, is on the run. The factory housed Max Electro Industries and Moonstar Marketing Pvt Ltd, both owned by Belayet.
According to police sources, acting on a tip-off, a DB police team conducted a drive at the factory on Demra Road in Shimrail.
Upon inspection, the team found large quantities of counterfeit Sony, Samsung, LG, and Panasonic TVs. They also found large quantities of Fogg, Cobra, La Bamba, Million, and Orange, body sprays.
Having visited the spot, Narayanganj Superintendent of Police Md Harun Or Rashid said: "The cosmetics products produced in this factory are made with toxic and harmful chemicals, which can cause cancer."
These counterfeit cosmetics and electronic products supplied to various regions across the country are not only cheating customers but also incurring the government a huge loss in tax returns, he added.