10 Feb, 2022 @ 12:10
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Seizure of fake luxury branded jewellery with €1 million price tag on Spain’s Costa Blanca

Fake Luxury Jewellery With €1 Million Price Tag Is Seized On Spain's Costa Blanca
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BOGUS branded luxury jewellery items with a retail value close to €1 million have been discovered in shipping containers at the port of Alicante.

The counterfeits were manufactured in China and were awaiting customs clearance.

Authorities said the final destination of the goods was Algeria.


2,907 pieces were discovered during container inspections by the Guardia Civil and customs officers from the Tax Agency.

The haul of fake products using the names of internationally-known companies had a total price tag of €960,754.

No arrests have been made so far as the Guardia Civil continues its investigation.


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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