20 Nov, 2020 @ 14:15
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Benidorm police raid shops selling thousands of fake items in British tourist area of Spain’s Costa Blanca

Benidorm Fake Goods

EIGHT Benidorm traders in the resort’s Rincon de Loix area have been arrested for selling fake goods, including unapproved COVID-19 masks.

The shop owners, based in a key British tourist zone, are aged between 35 and 47, and of Indian and Chinese nationality.

Almost 3,000 counterfeit items were seized in a Policia Nacional operation that was launched before the coronavirus pandemic.

11 businesses were inspected in a sweep which scooped up bogus ‘branded’ sports gear, clothes and handbags.

The Policia Nacional used an expert to work out which items were genuine or fakes.

Alex Trelinski

Alex worked for 30 years for the BBC as a presenter, producer and manager. He covered a variety of areas specialising in sport, news and politics. After moving to the Costa Blanca over a decade ago, he edited a newspaper for 5 years and worked on local radio.

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