Police Seize Over 17,000 Counterfeit Products in Girona
The Spanish National Police have carried out raids in the resort town of Lloret de Mar, as part of an operation into a counterfeiting ring that resulted in the seizure of 17,400 suspected fake products.
According to the police press statement, the investigations began after complaints were received from commercial establishments in the town about a criminal gang allegedly selling fraudulent products.
The investigation revealed that many high value items such as leather goods were found in separate unassembled pieces, so that when the customer made the purchase it would then be assembled and which allowed the establishment to mask the illegal activity.
Other products that were confiscated including toys, were found to be made up of small parts that “could be dangerous for use by children”.