VIDEO: The Guardia Civil seize more than 1,000 counterfeit items from a market

VIDEO: The Guardia Civil seize more than 1,000 counterfeit items from a market

The Guardia Civil have arrested three people and confiscated 1,081 counterfeit items of various brands with a retail value of more than 105,000 euros, at an outdoor market in Morro Jable in Fuerteventura.

The incident took place on May 4th as part of an ongoing operation against the fraudulent trade of fake products, by carrying out various inspections of stalls at markets, shops, and street vendors in all of the Canary Islands.

The police action was carried out accompanied by an accredited expert who was acting on behalf of the brands that the counterfeit items are copied from, as they are taking action because this fraudulent use of their name and logo is, not only cheapening their brands but also affecting them economically.

The Guardia Civil will continue to carry out inspections at various street markets that take place on Mondays and Thursdays in the town of Morro Jable, on this occasion identifying the illegal sale of counterfeit goods in three of them, which led to the seizure in a total of 1,081 sportswear items from different well-known brands and football clubs, as well as bags, wallets, and scarves, all counterfeit and on display for sale to the public.

After the items had been confirmed as being fake with no certification, shipping records, or payment records for genuine articles, they were all confiscated by the Fiscal and Border Patrol of Puerto del Rosario and were estimated to have a retail value of 105,807 euros when sold at these outlets.