Costa Blanca North News Top News

Fake goods trade is hurting Benidorm’s economy

BENIDORM’S Independent Trade Association (AICO) is blaming the proliferation of shops that allegedly sell fake goods as one reason for a fall in income during this summer. Their feelings were passed over to Benidorm’s Mayor, Toni Perez, and Councillor Ana Pellicer at a recent meeting to discuss the problem that is concentrated in the Rincon […]

Costa Blanca North News Costa Blanca South News

ON THE BALL: Costa Blanca police uncover more fake goods including football kits

LOCAL POLICE in Alicante have confiscated more than 1,200 fake items valued at €24,000. The seizure comes after a series of checks on a number of mainly counterfeit football kits and shoes. The two arrests were part of an operation that will continue for the foreseeable future as the authorities’ crackdown on this form of […]

Costa Blanca North News Top News

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

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 […]

Costa del Sol News Top News

Investigation begins into Puerto Banus harbour access scam

A COURT in Marbella is investigating a potential card scam that allows cars without due authorisation to enter the Puerto Banus area. So far two complaints have been filed at the National Police station, and legal action will be taken on them. The concerning situation comes in the wake of changes to the electronic access […]

Costa del Sol News Top News

Counterfeit crackdown by Costa del Sol police

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 […]

Costa Blanca North News Top News

Fake documents were ‘extraordinary quality’

A 37-YEAR-OLD man has been arrested after being found to have a fake passport. He was detained following being routinely stopped by the National Police at the TRAM station in Benidorm.   The counterfeit document is understood to come from the Czech Republic and the authorities, speaking to the Spanish media, said the fake was of […]

Costa Blanca North News Costa Blanca South News Money Top News

THE ITALIAN JOB: Counterfeit money introduced to Spain from Italy

TWO men in Alicante and a third in Barcelona have been arrested by the National Police in connection with introducing counterfeit money to Spain from Italy. One of those arrested was taken by surprise the moment he left a parcel company when he was caught carrying a package that had been sent from Naples.  There […]

Costa Blanca South News Top News

‘Exceptional quality’ fake football shirts lead to arrest

A 27-YEAR-OLD Irishman from Torrevieja has been arrested at Alicante-Elche Airport in possession of fake football shirts. The counterfeit garments – estimated to be worth in the region of €80,000 – were said to be of “exceptionally quality” and thus were very difficult to detect.  The fabric, the labels and the standard of machine work […]

5 arrested and €30,000 in fake goods seized
Costa Blanca North News Top News

Five arrested and €30,000 in fake goods seized

AN investigation into the sale of counterfeit goods at Denia’sweekly market resulted in the arrest of 5 people and the seizure of over 500 items, worth approximately €30,000. Calpe’s Guardia Civil initiated the investigation and found out that the counterfeit goods sellers had a surveillance network at the market meaning they were alerted of police […]