A Chinese man was convicted for breaches of the Trademark and Excise Duty Act at the Falmouth Resident’s Magistrate Court on Friday.
He is 38-year-old Shi Chang Li.
Reports from the Trelawny Proactive Investigative Unit are that on Thursday December 17, 2015, at approximately 2:00 pm, the police, with the assistance of specialists from J Wray and Nephew Company, carried out a special operation at a supermarket in Falmouth, Trelawny, owned and operated by Chang Li.
The shelves and storeroom of the supermarket were checked and a total of 91 250 ml and 17 750 ml illicit J Wray and Nephew overproof rum were reportedly found. Chang Li was then arrested and charged for unlawful use of trademark, misleading and deceptive conduct and breaches against the Excise Duty Act.
He was fined $400,000 or six months imprisonment for the unlawful use of trademark, $300,000 or six months imprisonment for misleading and deceptive conduct and $50,000 or six months imprisonment for breaches of the Excise Duty Act.