BEIJING, Aug. 9 (Xinhua) -- Chinese police have cracked over 19,000 criminal cases involving production and sale of fake or shoddily made products so far this year, the Ministry of Public Security announced on Friday.
According to the ministry, police forces across the nation have throughout this year maintained a tough stance against forgery as well as violations of intellectual property rights.
To date, police have confiscated counterfeit or shoddily-made products including more than 5,000 tonnes of food and drinks, two billion tablets or bottles of drugs and injections, over 3,100 tonnes of seeds, fertilizers and pesticides, as well as over 53 million pieces of personal care products, machinery and electrical products.
The ministry said most counterfeit goods-producing dens are located in suburban or remote areas. These products, usually made of substandard raw materials or contraband, are smartly packaged and sold through undercutting.