KUALA LUMPUR, March 16 – Authorities in Malaysia have seized RM250,000 (S$94,058) worth of imitation products of the popular Milo chocolate drink in Negeri Sembilan, prompting Nestle Malaysia to embark on a campaign to educate its customers on how to spot the fake from the real thing. Malay daily Utusan Malaysia reported that the counterfeit products were ready to be distributed around the state. The raid in Mantin was conducted by the Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry on March 13, said the report.
Other items seized were 1,000 empty boxes, 50,000 empty plastic packs, a printer, a weighing machine and a numbering printer. Malay Mail Online reported that six immigrants from Myanmar and Indonesia were also arrested. Following the raid, Nestle Malaysia started a campaign to help consumers identify counterfeits of its iconic drink. It posted a photo on Facebook explaining to consumers how to distinguish fake Milo packaging based on the perforation of its pack.