Police have arrested eight men and two women working in six shops in San Agustin in the municipality of San Bartolome de Tirajana, who are alleged to have committed the crime of intellectual property fraud by selling counterfeit trademark items valued at 383,400 euros.
The detainees, aged between 24 years and 62 years and six with previous police records, are owners, managers and employees of these shops in San Agustin where the counterfeit goods were sold, and mainly to foreign tourists.
The police report that the counterfeit items included sports shirts, sunglasses and bags of recognised commercial brands that were for sale in commercial premises.
This investigation was initiated after police learned of the alleged sale of counterfeit goods, and worked closely with an expert from the Antipiracy Commission of the Ministry of Culture.
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