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Woman's branded goods seized

Postby tankee » Mon Dec 22, 2014 10:01 pm

More than 10 boxes of branded bags and shoes believed to be worth tens of thousands have been confiscated by the authorities, after a woman allegedly brought them in without paying goods and services tax (GST), local media reported yesterday.

The 29-year-old, who was not named, had arrived from Europe with her family at about 6am on Saturday morning when Customs officers at Changi Airport approached them to inspect their luggage. Officers then accompanied the family back to their home in Bukit Timah, Chinese daily

There, officers displayed and photographed the items, which included Miu Miu, Chanel and Louis Vuitton bags.

Her father, a mechanic, called Zaobao at noon on Saturday and told the Chinese paper that more than 10 Customs officers had been searching their home since 7am.

He claimed that they were harsh towards his daughter, and he had to call the police.

"They were fierce and impatient. My daughter used to suffer from depression and the situation has made her unwell. She needs a doctor now," he told Zaobao.

The Customs officers eventually left the house at 2pm, taking with them 14 boxes that also contained a laptop computer, documents and other Hermes bags which they had found there.

It is understood that the woman had been selling branded bags on Instagram, but her account became inactive at about 1.30pm on Saturday.

She told Zaobao that the bags were part of her personal collection, and that she sold those she got tired of.

It was her hobby and she would, on occasion, help her friends to source for bags, she said........


- See more at: http://news.asiaone.com/news/singapore/ ... B2SrP.dpuf

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Re: Woman's branded goods seized

Postby tankee » Mon Dec 22, 2014 10:02 pm

anyone's Christmas present is among those seized by custom? :evil: :siam: :wink:

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Re: Woman's branded goods seized

Postby ChiefKiasu » Mon Dec 22, 2014 11:21 pm

Wow. That's pretty aggressive action by the Customs. So I guess there'll be a fire-sale auction soon?

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Re: Woman's branded goods seized

Postby janet88 » Tue Dec 23, 2014 1:06 am

I would have gone ga ga looking at all the bags. If there is an auction sale, I would get a Chanel :wink:

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Re: Woman's branded goods seized

Postby straffan23 » Tue Dec 23, 2014 3:37 pm

1. Bad luck to her buyers!! (if people had paid deposits)
2. Parallel importing hurts the authorized dealers, lar... so for sure the Customs gets a lot complaints.

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Re: Woman's branded goods seized

Postby MMM » Tue Dec 23, 2014 3:52 pm

But 10 boxes definitely attract attention. It's rather obvious it's for sale.

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Re: Woman's branded goods seized

Postby bb_ mom » Tue Dec 23, 2014 4:32 pm

Sounds like she came back with dunno how many pieces of luggage and officers got suspicious...

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Re: Woman's branded goods seized

Postby jetsetter » Tue Dec 23, 2014 4:47 pm

many Birkins wor...drool...Notice she brought back a lot of limited eds.

So risky...some limited lizard skin bags/shoes need AVA clearance & certification one...I know cos I have one pair of Chanel lizard shoes...got AVA cert inside the box!!! She is so daring...

There're a couple of these instagram accounts I follow too. HAHA!!

Some owned by tai tai sellers, others by stewardesses...

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Re: Woman's branded goods seized

Postby limlim » Tue Dec 23, 2014 4:58 pm

The customs invite her drink kopi first.. then later maybe IRAS too.. :evil:

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Re: Woman's branded goods seized

Postby MMM » Tue Dec 23, 2014 5:09 pm

To raid the house give us a impression that she has been "eyed"?

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