15,000 Pairs of Fake NIKE Shoes Destroyed in Belgrade, Serbia
On September 19, 2008, members of SD PETOSEVIC office in Belgrade along with Petar Tadic, the Chief of Serbia’s Intellectual Property Protection Customs department, and members of the media, witnessed the destruction of 15,000 pairs of counterfeit sport shoes at a city waste yard. The shoes, packed in cardboard cartons that took up an entire truck semi-trailer, were fed through a shredder which reduced the shoes to scraps no larger than 10x10 centimeters (around 4x4 inches).
The smuggled shoes came from China and entered the region via a common smuggling route. The Serbian Commercial Court ordered that the shoes be confiscated and destroyed.