Policia Nacional officers seized fake brand clothing and accessories valued at 1,267,700 euros that were being sold in three shops in a popular shopping centre in Playa del Ingles in the south of Gran Canaria, when eight people were arrested.
Police report that they carry out periodic inspections in various shops in tourist centre and those susceptible to selling counterfeit goods. When they identified shops that were selling these fake brand goods, police worked closely with a judicial expert in the field of counterfeit goods, and confirmed a crime was being committed by these shops.
The Police Headquarters of the Canary Islands issued a statement that said this investigation also led to the arrest of five men and one woman, identified as owners or employees of registered businesses, as alleged perpetrators of a crime against industrial property.
These investigations also led to the arrest of two other men, both with criminal records for acts of a similar nature, and are accused of forging clothing and accessories of top brands to distribute them later in the shops referred to.
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