The European Union’s law enforcement agency has arrested 12 individuals, the seizure of €2.6 million worth of counterfeit goods and cash to the value of €460 468.

The joint international operation involved law enforcement authorities from 30 countries and was supported by Europol’s Intellectual Property Crime Coordinated Coalition (IPC3), Eurojust and INTERPOL.

Operational results:      

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  • 12 suspects arrested
  • €2.6 million worth of counterfeit goods seized
  • Value of total cash seizures: € 460 468
  • 494 516 websites taken down by law enforcement authorities
  • 48 criminal cases opened

Seizures:

  • 42 055 counterfeit articles (shoes, clothes and multiple accessories)
  • 181 445 boxes of counterfeit medical products
  • 11 fake artworks being sold in online auction sites
  • 37 cars and one motorcycle
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