POLICE have seized more than 1,300 counterfeit handbags, items of clothing and shoes in the latest crackdown on illegal street vendors in Benalmadena.
It comes in the wake of a special probe ordered by the town council which culminated in 27 officers swooping on a property in plaza Ole Ole.
Security councillor Javier Marin praised the raid and confirmed that one person had been arrested.
Commerce counterpart Bernardo Jimenez added: “The Local Police is making a superb effort to protect the rights and interests of our local businesses which are being severely harmed by this activity [‘looky looky’ beach and street sellers].
“We are a tourist town that triples its population in summer and it is very difficult to allocate officers to clamping down without neglecting safety elsewhere.”