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Six Arrested in La Mata Market Clampdown

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Officers from the Guardia Civil have arrested six people in Torrevieja, all men aged between 31 and 52, on suspicion of crimes against industrial and intellectual property, after they were involved in the sale of counterfeited goods.

The investigation began after items were identified on the weekly Wednesday market at La Mata. Officers, dressed in plain clothes, were able to move freely and undetected through the market, observing fake goods for sale on stalls, and some spread on blankets on the pathway.

Amongst the products on sale were falsely branded sports shoes, handbags and purses, shirts and underwear, as well as movies and music in CD and DVD format. On the products, the officers could clearly see the embroidery and logo characteristic of known brands, and of a high quality so as to easily pass for genuine items, although the vast majority lacked packaging and labelling.

During the seize, officers recovered items with an estimated sale value of 70,000 euro, including a thousand garments and counterfeit clothing, and more than 330 CDs (CD and DVD) containing films and music without authorisation for duplication and subsequent sale.


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