Falmouth Trelawny supermarket owner fined for stocking illegal rum

J Wray & Nephew Rum

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Chang Li, a Falmouth businessman of Chinese ethnicity, has been fined a total of $750,000 in the Falmouth Resident Magistrate’s Court. He was charged for illicit J Wray & Nephew rum which was allegedly found on his business premises in Water Square.

 

From The Gleaner:

A businessman whose supermarket was found stocked with over 100 bottles of illicit Wray & Nephew Overproof Rum has been convicted of breaches of the Trademark and Excise acts.

The Jamaica Constabulary Force’s Corporate Communications Unit (CCU) says 38-year-old Shi Chang Li was fined $400,000 for unlawful use of trademark, $300,000 for misleading and deceptive conduct and 50,000 for breaches of the Excise Duty Act.

CCU says the fines were announced in the Falmouth Parish Court yesterday.

It’s reported that members of the Trelawny Proactive Investigations Unit, accompanied by representatives of J. Wray & Nephew, conducted an operation at a supermarket owned by Chang Li in Water Square Trelawny where the items were found.

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