Five people arrested for selling fake handbags and fashion accessories in Costa Adeje
National Police, based in Las Americas, arrested five people in Costa Adeje, southern Tenerife, seizing counterfeit luxury branded items worth more than 140,000 euros, after complaints from representatives of the brands themselves that have been copied.
The police intervention focused on five commercial establishments in the Fañabe area that sold these items to the public, mainly handbags, purses, wallets, fashion accessories and luggage bearing club logos international football.
A total of 360 items were seized and reviewed by an official associated trademarks expert, who accompanied the Police in their intervention, according to an official statement from the Provincial Police Station.
These are the second arrests in the Canary Islands this week at the initiative of the brands themselves after six people were charged in Gran Canaria with selling fake football shirts and t-shirts.
The arrested officers are arresting five people for a crime against industrial copyright, and have reported their findings to the appropriate judicial authority for sentencing.