Bulgarian Police Seize EUR 10 Million Worth of Luxury Counterfeits
On July 1, 2011, the Bulgarian police officials seized EUR 10 million (USD 14 million) worth of counterfeit luxury items after raiding dozens of stores and warehouses, owned by several companies, in the Black Sea resort towns of Bourgas, Varna, Primorsko, Obzor, Sunny Beach and Golden Sands.
The police seized a total of 40,000 pieces of apparel, leather goods, fragrances and sunglasses bearing the marks of Chanel, Christian Dior, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Cartier, Versace, Bulgari, Giorgio Armani, Hugo Boss, Diesel and Prada. Most items were made in Turkey and China.
Pre-trial proceedings have been initiated against the company owners.
For more information, please contact Preslav Penev at our Bulgaria office.
Source: Cpp-luxury.com, portal for luxury industry companies and consumers
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