Warning after seizure of false Star Wars’ masks
Police who raided a warehouse in Spain discovered 18,000 false Star Wars’ masks!
The unusual find was made in Madrid and resulted in the arrest of a Chinese business-man who was selling them to shops in the city.
Trading standards officers said the masks looked authentic but were of poor quality with safety deficiencies which could have endangered the safety of those who wore them, particularly children.
The investigation began after a formal complaint was made by the international company that has the exclusive licence to the Star Wars products.
“It is estimated that the value of the merchandise exceeded 400,000 euros,” said a police spokesman.
They are warning Star Wars’ fans to make sure any masks they buy are authentic and have the proper safety standard mark.