Police seized boxes of counterfeit lubricants
A thousand boxes of counterfeit lubricants worth around 500,000 yuan was recently seized in a warehouse in Louhu district. A spokesperson for Shell China Ltd. Have been receiving complaints from customers that they were having quality problems with their purchased lubricants.
This prompted the police to conduct an investigation which lead to warehouse that housed almost 30,000 more of different counterfeit lubricants. Police and investigators bought some counterfeit lubricants for that warehouse from two suspects. The police raided the warehouse when they confirmed the lubricants were fake, and were promised that the suspects can deliver larger amounts of the said lubricants.
Further investigation also showed that the warehouse were selling hundreds of boxes of fake lubricants a day with clients buying from Hainan, Shanghai, Kunming and Wuhan. The company’s owner insisted that he and his employees didn’t know that the lubricants are counterfeit.
The owner said that he gets his products from Malaysia after he saw that the lubricants sold there were much cheaper. His company is registered in Shenzhen that allows him to export and import the lubricants from Malaysia and and having the labels placed by his own company. The counterfeit lubricants have been sold in past, since genuine Shell lubricants goes for 400 yuan a bottle, while the company purchases the lubricants in Malaysia for only 90 yuan and sold at 200 yuan per bottle.
Motorists are then advised to purchase only genuine products at certified and licensed sellers to avoid any problems with the quality of products that they are getting.