Fake Samsung phones worth Sh6.5m seized in Nairobi

The Anti-Counterfeit Agency seized 276 counterfeit Samsung phones worth Sh6.5 million during a swoop in Nairobi on Friday.

Two shopkeepers were arrested in the crackdown by ACA, working with Anti-Illicit Trade Agency Ltd, - the appointed Samsung brand protection agency.

The phones were found stocked in two electronic shops at Luthuli Avenue following a tip-off from members of the public.

"We had received particular information that there are stores trading cell phones from China with fake Samsung stickers," ACA inspector Weldon Sigei said.

"We also obtained over 1,000 duplicate mobile telephone accessories including chargers," Sigei said.

Sigei asked consumers of mobile phone and other merchandise to ensure that they buy their products from authorised dealers.