FAKE CLOTHES AND LUXURY ITEMS

29 Jul: FAKE CLOTHES AND LUXURY ITEMS WORTH € 16.5 MILLION SEIZED IN SPAIN

(Source: Europol)

The criminal network distributed counterfeit goods in many shops close to the French-Spanish border

The Spanish Civil Guard (Guardia Civil) and the Portuguese National Guard (Guarda Nacional Republicana) and the Authority for Food and Economic Security (ASAE, Autoridade de Segurança Alimentar e Económica), supported by Europol, dismantled an organised crime group involved in the production and trafficking of counterfeit clothing, accessories and luxury goods. 

The action day on 21 July 2021 led to:

13 location searches 8 suspects arrested 33 suspects reported to the judicial authoritySeizures including more than 60 000 counterfeit items worth about € 16.5 million (clothing, leather…