Tuesday, October 27

In UAE, Counterfeit Brake Pads Made of Grass

Officials gathered at an Interpol crime conference in Dubai said the global trade in fake goods was now worth a staggering US$461 billion a year.

“The counterfeit boxes are very good,” said Julian Redman, managing director of operations at SilberArrows, a garage specialising in Mercedes-Benz in Al Quoz.

“The worst case I’ve seen is when I was working at Toyota and we found brake pads that were made out of dried grass.

“They had been packed and dyed to look like rubber. It was frighteningly dangerous.”

Read the full story at UAE’s The National.

Earlier in The Brake Report: Wholesalers in Malaysia Busted for Selling Fake Brake Pads

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