Customs officers say they have smashed a syndicate supplying bogus cosmetic and skincare goods in Hong Kong following the arrest of 12 people and seizure of more than 5,200 counterfeit products.

The fakes – mostly Korean make-up and skincare products – with an estimated street value of HK$600,000 (US$76,923), were confiscated from nine outlets in Yau Ma Tei, Mong Kok and Jordan and a warehouse in Tsing Yi on Wednesday.

The Post understands the fakes were purported to be products of about 10 different cosmetic brands and included popular South Korean ones such as Sulwhasoo, Laneige and Innisfree.

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