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Raid in Hamburg: Police take up shop for product piracy


Investigators from the Hamburg Department for White-Collar Crime made a record on Tuesday. They discovered an entire shop with counterfeit branded fashion - along with an external warehouse.

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During a raid on professional trade in counterfeit branded fashion, the police in Hamburg confiscated large amounts of plagiarism.

As the officials said on Wednesday in the Hanseatic city, the measure was directed against a 26-year-old who openly offered counterfeits for sale on a large scale via a well-known social network and even ran his own sales room with a seller for his business.

During searches of the sales room and an associated apartment in Hamburg, the officials said they encountered such large amounts of plagiarism that they needed a twelve-ton truck and a five-ton truck to transport it.

The investigators therefore needed several hours to stow away clothes and shoes.

In the sales room, they also met seven customers and a salesperson, each of whom they took down personal details.

The 26-year-old operator of the plagiarism trade is being investigated for violating the trademark law.

During a search of an apartment also used by the man in Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, the officers also found around 800 grams of synthetic drugs.

They also confiscated 24,000 euros.

mik / AFP

Source: spiegel

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