Warehouse for Counterfeit Sneaker Production Discovered in Serbia

Jan 20 2011 - 10:33

On December 24, 2010, the Serbian customs officials, in cooperation with the police, discovered a warehouse used for production of counterfeit Nike, Puma, Converse and Dolce & Gabbana sneakers.

The warehouse is located in the city of Pancevo, 15 kilometers northeast from Belgrade. Two machines used for sewing and gluing fake labels, 2,000 pairs of sneakers with labels, 500 pairs without labels and an unidentified number of labels that were ready to be sewn or glued onto sneakers were discovered during the raid. The counterfeit goods are valued at approximately EUR 120,000 (USD 160,000).

The request for initiating criminal proceedings is to be made against the warehouse tenant, the owner of the Chinese company Lingxiao Liu. The seized goods will be placed under customs supervision until the end of proceedings.

For more information, please contact Jelena Jankovic at our Balkan Regional Office.

Source: Serbian Customs

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