Abu Dhabi: The UAE authorities have helped seize over 46,000 ready-for-sale counterfeit HP and Samsung branded toner cartridges this year, HP said in a statement on Sunday.

In April 2018, UAE officials carried out major raids of several private residences and farms where significant volumes of HP and Samsung branded illicit products were discovered, hidden in storage areas.

The operation helped halt the trade of counterfeit cartridges across the UAE and internationally and disrupted the criminal ring assembling and distributing the goods, it added.