Two arrested over suspected counterfeit goods find

12 October 2015

The items were found during searches at a property on Blaney Road in Crossmaglen on Friday, 9 October.


The 39-year-old woman and 44-year-old man were arrested for making or supplying articles for use in connection with fraud, possessing criminal property and possession of articles for use in fraud.


Police said two rooms of the building were arranged as viewing areas while a third room was used as a storeroom.


Goods recovered included clothing with brand names Barbour, Ralph Lauren, Hollister, Michael Kors and Chanel as well as make-up, perfume, jewellery, watches and footwear.

 

A small quantity of fireworks and bottles of potcheen were also recovered.


Detective Chief Inspector Stephen Wright said: "The counterfeit market damages our local economy and diverts much needed finance away from small and local businesses.


“There are also many instances where the counterfeit market is used to fund organised crime and terrorism.


“We would ask the public to support us as we address this crime and encourage anyone who has information to contact us on 101."


The two were released on bail pending further enquiries

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