€2m counterfeit goods seized in Dublin

Tuesday 04 March 2008 00.18
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Seizure - Over €2m worth of goods seized
Seizure - Over €2m worth of goods seized
Counterfeit - Clothing seized
Counterfeit - Clothing seized

Gardaí, led by the Criminal Assets Bureau, have seized over €2m worth of counterfeit goods in Dublin raids.

Gardaí believe the final value of the seizure will rise as searches are ongoing.

Raids were carried out in Tallaght, Crumlin, Kevin Street and Dublin's north inner city this morning.

Counterfeit clothing, shoes and DVDs along with six computers capable of copying DVDs were seized.

CAB officers also seized a large quantity of documentation.

The raids are part of an investigation into financial irregularities in the retail clothing trade.

Up to 80 officers from the National Support Services were involved in the raids, which included searches at private premises and warehouses in Tallaght.

A number of shops in the Liberties were also searched.

No arrests have yet been made, however a number of files are being prepared for the DPP.