Bulgarian Customs Seize Fake Apparel, Footwear
In the time period August 21 – September 12, the Bulgarian Customs officials at the Kapitan Andreevo checkpoint, southeastern Bulgaria, seized a considerable amount of apparel and footwear believed to be counterfeit.
The seized items include:
- 1,440 pairs of socks bearing Nike and Adidas marks;
- 1,390 clothing items (tracksuits, tops and sweatpants) bearing the Adidas mark;
- 1,028 tracksuits bearing the Puma mark;
- 955 pairs of sneakers bearing Nike, Adidas, Puma, Lacoste and Polo Ralph Lauren marks;
- 900 tops bearing the Puma mark;
- 787 football kits for children bearing FC Barcelona and FC Bayern Munich marks;
- 250 shirts bearing Zara and Louis Vuitton marks;
- 180 boxer shorts bearing the Tommy Hilfiger mark;
- 180 children’s shirts bearing the Polo Ralph Lauren mark;
- 140 adult tops bearing the Polo Ralph Lauren mark;
- 132 jackets bearing the Tommy Hilfiger mark; and
- 100 pairs of shoes bearing Zara, Levi’s and Lacoste marks.
The seized goods originated in Turkey and were intended for the Bulgarian, Slovakian and Romanian markets.
Prepared by: Bogdan Bogdanov
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Source: Bulgarian Customs
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