Coun­ter­feit cloth­ing seized at Santa Faz mar­ket

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By Shelley Lid­dell GUARDIA Civil of­fi­cers ar­rested a 38year-old man and a 43-year-old woman for al­legedly com­mit­ting a crime against in­dus­trial prop­erty. An­other two Span­ish men and a woman, as well as nine Moroc­can (be­tween 19 and 45 years old) men are un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion for the same crime.

The sale and dis­tri­bu­tion of coun­ter­feit items is typ­i­fied as a crime, how­ever it is prob­a­bly one of the most so­cially ac­cepted crim­i­nal ac­tiv­i­ties.

De­spite this ac­cep­tance, of­fence­sagainst in­dus­trial prop­erty cause mil­lions of eu­ros in losses to com­pa­nies, and that di­rectly af­fects the neg­a­tive growth of em­ploy­ment in Spain.

Dur­ing a rou­tine in­spec­tion of Santa Faz mar­ket, San Juan Guardia Civil of­fi­cers dis­cov­ered fake items in eight of the mar­ket stalls. 500 items of cloth­ing and shoes were seized on the spot, all of them with fake brands of well-known man­u­fac­tur­ers. Their value is es­ti­mated at more than €12,000.

In the frame­work of the fight against this type of crime, agents of the Civil Guard of San Juan de Ali­cante, in­spected the mar­ket of Santa Faz last Sun­day; find­ing coun­ter­feit prod­ucts in eight of the posts es­tab­lished there.

The de­tainees were later charged and re­leased to await trial.

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