Police seize two million pounds worth of counterfeit goods
Police seized more than two million pounds worth of counterfeit items after a series of raids on Ibiza and Majorca.
They also arrested 57 people who belonged to a gang which peddled the goods, including soccer strips, sports wear, caps, mobiles and sunglasses, all with false brand logos.
Nearly 15,000 bogus items were found in shops across the islands, most of them run by Chinese, Pakistani and Senegalese. Electrical items were also seized.
The raids were made in Palma de Mallorca, Alcudia, Magaluf and San Antonio.
A further 20,000 items regarded as “dangerous” were also confiscated.
“These included 1,279 high-powered laser pointers which can be used to create interference in air navigation,” said a spokesman for the Civil Guard.
Police in Calvia and San Antonio took part in the raids with tax officers and work inspectors as part of an ongoing clampdown on the sale of counterfeit goods abroad.
A number of British soccer clubs have already made complaints about the sale of false soccer tops and other branded items.