Crackdown on stores selling fake designer handbags and other items continues –
Crackdown on stores selling fake designer handbags and other items continues
Two people have been arrested by the Fiscal and Border Patrol (PAFIF) in Fuerteventura, for crimes against industrial property after a search of a market stall and shop in Corralejo which led to 214 counterfeit clothes and items, d worth 127,350 euros, seized by officers.
The research was initiated by PAFIF with an accredited expert on behalf of the brands concerned, which have been continuously sanctioned for the illicit trade in this type of counterfeit clothing and items in different parts of the islands.
Their claim of loss of prestige and economic damage is what led to these raids after repeatedly filing official complaints that led to similar actions being carried out in Tenerife and Gran Canaria.
For this reason, the inspections focused on a street market that takes place in the center of Corralejo and in a commercial premises located in the center of the same town, resulting in the seizure of 214 items, including handkerchiefs, handbags handbags, wallets, belts, and watches, all counterfeited under the trade name concerned and offered for sale to the public.
The market value of the confiscated merchandise amounts to more than 127,350 euros, which directly affects the sales of the brands, leaving the detainees and the seized objects in the custody of the judicial authorities of Puerto del Rosario in Fuerteventura.