Serbian Customs Detain 12,500 Kilograms of Counterfeits Intended for Polish Importer
On April 10 and 11, 2011, the Serbian customs officials at the Gradina border crossing point with Bulgaria and the Horgos border crossing point with Hungary, detained 12,500 kilograms of textile goods bearing well-known brand names suspected of being counterfeit.
At the Gradina crossing point, the officials performed a routine check of a truck with Bulgarian license plates, traveling from Turkey to Poland, and detained 6,500 kilograms of goods suspected of being counterfeit, valued at approximately EUR 80,000 (USD 114,000).
The following day a different truck transporting the goods intended for the same Polish importer appeared at the Horgos crossing point. After a thorough inspection of the truck, the customs officials detained 6,000 kilograms of goods suspected of being counterfeit, valued at approximately EUR 67,000 (USD 96,000).
The detained items include jeans, footwear, skirts, men’s suits, ties, sweatsuits, sweatshirts, sweatpants, shirts, T-shirts, towels, wallets, bags, Bermuda shorts and shaving razors bearing the marks of Replay, Diesel, DSquared, Versace, G-Star, D&G, Fendi, Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Hugo Boss, Trussardi, Ferre, Cavalli, Moschino, Gucci, Nike, Adidas, Polo Ralph Lauren, Armani, Hugo Boss, Burberry, Louis Vuitton, Tommy Hilfiger and Gillette.
Criminal proceedings have been initiated in Dimitrovgrad, south-central Bulgaria, against the driver of the first truck, while the driver of the second truck was released with goods found to be genuine.
For more information, please contact Jelena Jankovic at our Balkan Regional Office.
Source: Serbian Customs
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