The clampdown on shops 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 a shop in Corralejo led to 214 counterfeit garments and articles, valued at 127,350 euros, being seized by officers.
The search was instigated by the PAFIF with an accredited expert on behalf of the affected brands, which have been continuously punished for the illicit trade of this type of counterfeit clothing and items in different parts of the islands.
Their claim to loss of prestige and economic damage is what has led to these raids after they filed official complaints on several occasions that has 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 centre of Corralejo, and in a commercial premises located in the centre of the same town, resulting in the seizure of 214 items including handkerchiefs, handbags, wallets, belts, and watches, all of them counterfeited under the name of the affected commercial brand and were on 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.
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