Specialists in Fiscal and Borders of the Civil Guard of L’Ametlla de Mar, within the framework of various actions aimed at investigating the sale of counterfeit items, have carried out since the beginning of the year a series of fiscal inspections in various commercial establishments located in different municipalities of the Baix Ebre and Ribera d’Ebre regions.
During the inspections, the agents verified that the commercial establishments had for sale a wide range of articles of a brand of recognized prestige, in the case of counterfeits of the original products, specifically headphones, watches, mobile terminal covers and chargers. those devices.
The actions have resulted in the seizure of 507 counterfeit items, valued on the market at 40,013 euros. Likewise, five people have been investigated as perpetrators of a crime against industrial property for the sale of the aforementioned articles.
The proceedings have been presented in different Courts, which have corresponded to them because they are on Guard functions, among them the Court of Instruction 2 of Amposta and 1, 3, 4 and 5 of those of Tortosa.
This action is part of the fiscal work of the Civil Guard for the protection of industrial property and of consumers themselves, thus avoiding fraud and smuggling that exists with the marketing of counterfeit items.