In addition to the five and a half thousand items of clothing, bags, sunglasses and hats, believed to be counterfeit products of various brands, were confiscated by the Police and the Customs Department, after a coordinated search operation in stores in the province of Famagusta.
According to the Police, 3,270 items of clothing, bags, hats and sunglasses were confiscated from a souvenir shop in Protaras, while 2,123 items of clothing, bags, hats and sunglasses were confiscated from a second souvenir shop in Ayia Napa. In another clothing store, in Protaras, 262 items of clothing and footwear were located and confiscated.
The investigation was carried out yesterday by members of the Anti-Theft Branch of the Intellectual Property and Illegal Betting Division, of the Cybercrime Sub-Directorate, in collaboration with members of the Famagusta OPE and with officials of the Larnaca-Famagusta Customs Department.
From the preliminary inspection carried out by the officials of the Customs Department, suspicions were raised that the products found were counterfeit and they were detained for further examinations by the Customs Department due to their competence.