Photo: Arona Policía Local.
Arona’s Policía Local has seized around 100 boxes of counterfeit goods after swooping simultaneously on six shops in various streets around Los Cristianos harbour area yesterday. Four of the shops were in C/. Pablos Abril, one in the pedestrian walkway Juan XXIII, and another in Avda de Los Playeros (formerly C/. General Franco). Police say that the operation involved investigations of a dozen or so staff and owners in the premises and searches which resulted in the seizure of the fake products which were being sold as genuine to tourists. One of the employers is also being investigated for employment rights offences. The operation is the culmination of several months of work in a background operation including industrial piracy experts, and involved fake bags, T-shirts, belts and beach wraps sold as designer goods.