Customs officers have found fake Motorola phones being sold as parallel imports in raids that netted three people and goods worth HK$130,000. It was the first time boxed sets of fake phones and accessories have been found, a senior customs official said. Previous cases involved individual phones, batteries or chargers. Two men and a woman, aged 43 to 60, were arrested on Wednesday at a distribution centre in Kwun Tong and a shop in Sham Shui Po. Officers seized 126 packaged Motorola RIZR Z3 phone sets at the distribution centre and arrested the 60-year-old owner, and confiscated three phones from the shop. Edmond Cheng Ngai-man, group head of intellectual property investigation (operations), warned the quality of the fake products could not be guaranteed and may pose a fire risk. Motorola is investigating whether a phone that exploded and killed a man in Gansu province last month was a counterfeit version of one of its models. The company told customs officers two weeks ago that the fake slimline sliding phones were being sold in Hong Kong. The RIZR Z3 model was launched in Hong Kong last December and sells for about HK$2,000. The fakes were being sold for HK$980. Mr Cheng said buyers were told the phones were available for a cheaper price because they were parallel imports. Selling counterfeit goods carries a maximum HK$500,000 fine and five years in jail. Subtle differences in the handsets can help the public decide if they are being offered fake versions of the phone: the charging lights are red instead of green; a raised horizontal line used to slide the phone up is longer than on the legitimate models; and screen stickers have rounded instead of angled corners.