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'Black market' warehouses raided in Athens

Δημοσίευση 5 Ιανουαρίου 2011, 11:20 / Ανανεώθηκε 27 Ιουνίου 2013, 14:55
'Black market' warehouses  raided in Athens
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Greek Police (EL.AS) along with Athens municipal crews and financial crimes squad (SDOE) officers on Tuesday raided four “black market” warehouses reportedly containing thousands of counterfeit brand name items.

Greek Police (EL.AS) along with Athens municipal crews and financial crimes squad (SDOE) officers on Tuesday raided four “black market” warehouses reportedly containing thousands of counterfeit brand name items.

Three warehouses were located on Menandros Street and one on Platia Theatrou Street, in the "heart" of central Athens' downgraded "black market" district, an area that plagued over the recent period by petty crime, drug dealing and the presence of thousands of illegal migrants.

A total of 9,000 items, including handbags, wallets, belts, scarves, sunglasses, all knock-off brands, were found stored in the Menandros Street warehouses, while 7,000 fake brand name watches and bracelets were discovered in the Platia Theatrou Street warehouse.