Two arrested over fake items worth €350,000 on the Costa Blanca

Counterfeit goods arrive in Spain from Asia Credit: Guardia Civil (file)

AFTER receiving a number of complaints from legitimate traders, officers of the Guardia Civil started to investigate the sale of counterfeit goods in Altea and the surrounding area.

Two Chinese women aged 48 and 46 were arrested and a third is still being investigated after raids on three shops located in Altea and l’Alfàs del Pi.

The total number of counterfeit items discovered during the raids totalled 1,057 including clothing, bags and watches with a theoretical value in excess of €350,000.

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