The over­lords of Canada’s un­der­world

Thornhill Post - - NEWS -

Pacific Mall, a mall lo­cated at Kennedy Road and Stee­les Av­enue East and the largest Chi­nese mall in the west­ern world, has car­ried with it a long-held rep­u­ta­tion for coun­ter­feit mer­chan­dise. Over the years, the 275,000-square­foot mall has come un­der nu­mer­ous raids by the RCMP for its coun­ter­feit and pi­rated goods, in­clud­ing coun­ter­feit cos­met­ics, sun­glasses, DVD movies and video games. In Jan­uary of this year, a re­port from the Of­fice of the United States Trade Rep­re­sen­ta­tive listed Pacific Mall as one of the most no­to­ri­ous mar­kets of pi­rated and coun­ter­feit goods in the world, join­ing mar­kets like the Grand Bazaar in Is­tan­bul and the Silk Mar­ket in Bei­jing. It’s the only Cana­dian mar­ket on the list.

THE PI­RATE’S LIFE A 2006 raid by the RCMP re­sulted in 49,000 pi­rated DVDs seized.

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