The police found two thousand counterfeit watches in a warehouse near Warsaw. Customers bought them at online auctions – prices were competitive compared to the originals. – The officers found that the suspects bought them in Lithuania, but they came from China – said Robert Koniuszy, a spokesman for the Mokotów police.
As Koniuszy pointed out, the operatives from the Department for Combating Economic Crime have discovered the trail of men trading in goods with counterfeit trademarks.
– The officers found that a counterfeit warehouse is located in one of the villages near Warsaw. After gathering the evidence giving rise to the search, including the expert’s opinion, they visited the place where the watches were stored, which ended up on the wrists of customers via online auctions. In the warehouse, officers revealed about two thousand pieces of watches – described the policeman.
He added that after the preliminary examination, there was no doubt that the items were counterfeit products bearing the trademarks of Italian, German and American brands, which were very popular. – The value of the goods was initially estimated at about one million zlotys – he calculated.
The officers also found the owners of illegal business in the warehouse. – The 29-year-old and his two and four years younger partners were placed in police custody. The men claimed that they imported goods from Lithuania. However, the police determined that the items came from China. VAT invoices were also secured as evidence in the case. Now entrepreneurs will be brought to trial, which may sentence them to two years in prison – summed up Robert Koniuszy.
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