Shop owner arrested with 340,000 euros worth of counterfeit items in stock
The Guardia Civil have seized 974 counterfeit items and products in Fuerteventura, with an estimated market value of 337,970 euros. They have also arrested the 52-year-old owner of two shops that were stocking them, on charges of crimes against industrial property.
In a press release, the Guardia Civil explained that this operation unfolded after agents became aware of an increase in complaints from several commercial brands, identifying the establishments where counterfeit items were being sold.
As a result, the Fiscal and Border Patrol Unit of Puerto del Rosario (PAFIF) conducted various inspections alongside an accredited expert representing the affected brands.
Specifically, inspections were carried out at two establishments in a shopping centre in Morro Jable, where a total of 974 counterfeit sports items including football tops from well-known brands and clubs, as well as various items like handbags, wallets, and belts from prestigious brands, were seized and confiscated.
All these items were found on display and for sale to the public, and both establishments were under the ownership of the detainee who has been charged and will face trial.
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