The MPS cracks down on crimes related to counterfeit farming supplies harshly and promptly

On March 22nd, the Joint Prevention and Control Mechanism of the State council held a press conference to introduce the work on ensuring faming supplies during the spring plowing season.

Du Yan, Inspector and Vice Director of the Food and Drug-Related Crime Investigation Bureau of the Ministry of Public Security (MPS), said at the press conference that MPS attaches great importance to cracking down on crimes related to counterfeit farming supplies and ensuring the order of production during the spring plowing season. The MPS organized public security organs nationwide to launch more crackdowns and harshly punish crimes related to counterfeit farming supplies. The crackdown focuses on necessary goods, such as seeds, pesticides and fertilizer, and illegal acts of typical crimes related to farming supplies, such as IPR infringement and counterfeits, illegal addictives and taking substandard products as fine products, thus ensuring that farmers can purchase seeds, pesticides and fertilizer of good quality.

Recently, the public security organs at all levels took prompt actions and handled a batch of cases related to farming supplies. Initial achievements have been achieved. Police of Liaoning, Heilongjiang, Jiangsu, Fujian, Shandong, Henan, Hubei, Guangdong, Hainan and Chongqing have cracked a number of cases related to counterfeit seeds, pesticides and fertilizer, whichprevented a batch of counterfeit farming supplies from flowing into the market. It’s worth mentioning that Hainan handled a case involving over 50 types of counterfeit pesticides, with the case value of over 1.9 million yuan.

At the critical spring plowing season, the MPS will continue to enhance coordination and guidance of investigation over crimes related to counterfeit farming supplies, and harshly crack down on such crimes promptly, thus ensuring the order of production during the spring plowing season and protecting the legitimate rights and interests of the public.

(Source: Food and Drug-Related Crime Investigation Bureau of the Ministry of Public Security)