Harry Potter fakes among huge haul of Disney brands

GUARDIA Civil officers have wrecked a huge operation, which had been producing and selling fake Disney and Warner Bros brands, including dozens of items relating to the Harry Potter franchise.

A Barcelona shop, which supplied the kind of products Harry Potter readers might expect to find in Diagon Alley, was raided by police last week for selling knock-off copies from China, exclusively.

Gryffindor house scarves were on sale, beside Ravenclaw banners, while a glass case offered a selection of wands, which could have come straight from Ollivander’s wand shop itself.

But an investigation by the Guardia Civil discovered that all the products offered in the shop were counterfeit, although they were being sold as official merchandise, with a price tag to match.

A Guardia Civil spokesman said: “This raid was part of a wider operation against fake goods, which are arriving by sea and other routes, mostly from China, and being sold in Spain.”

The 27th February raid resulted in the seizure of 9,592 counterfeit products, with an estimated sale price of more than 300,000 euros.

A 38-year-old Spanish woman, who owns the shop, has been arrested.

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