With Christmas two weeks away, Toronto Police have seized $2.5 million in counterfeit merchandise.
On Dec. 2, and Dec. 5, three search warrants were executed across the city after members of the public reported personal safety issues with the purchased goods, police say.
Complaints included skin irritations and poor-quality materials.
Police traced the merchandise was traced to a business called Lucky’s Import and Wholesale located on The Queensway. Two other locations were also subject to searches.
Evidence worth $2.5 million was seized, along with $5,500 in proceeds of crime.
Hock Chan, 46, of Mississauga has been charged with the possession of property obtained by crime, possession of property obtained by crime for the purpose of trafficking, fraud over $5,000 and passing off wares.
Two other people are in police custody and face immigration-related charges.
Police urge that consumers beware of counterfeit merchandise, especially as the holiday season approaches.