By John Smith • 01 July 2016 • 15:44
NATIONAL Police officers made a huge seizure of counterfeit goods in Valencia which had been smuggled into the country from China by a person or persons of Chinese origin.
The investigation commenced when the police heard rumours of large numbers of fake goods being offered for sale in the Valencia area. On further investigation it became clear that not only were the items improperly imported but they were produced in breach of international licensing laws and property rights, so officers acted to stop this illegal activity.
They concluded that the goods were being delivered by container to an industrial estate in Valencia and raided the building where they found a number of professionally wrapped boxes covered in black plastic to conceal their contents but on investigation, no less than 64,650 different fake items of clothing or cosmetics were found and seized.
So far one individual has been arrested.
Share this story
Subscribe to our Euro Weekly News alerts to get the latest stories into your inbox!
By signing up, you will create a Euro Weekly News account if you don’t already have one. Review our
Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica.
Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene.
Share your story with us by emailing [email protected], by calling +34 951 38 61 61 or by messaging our Facebook page www.facebook.com/EuroWeeklyNews
Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *
Download our media pack in either English or Spanish.