Euro 2016

Fake Spanish football kits seized in France

Fake Spanish football kits seized in France
Spain's national football strip. Photo: AFP
A cache of 1,200 fake Spanish Euro 2016 jerseys and shorts were seized by French customs officials in Dunkirk on Monday.

The counterfeit kits, which were found in a lorry, were worth around €150,000 ($170,000), customs officials said.

“Operating at the Eurotunnel site, Dunkirk customs officials carried out a search of a Spanish heavy goods vehicle returning from Great Britain. The driver presented commercial documents covering the transport of merchandise from China,” said the customs statement.

“In the middle of the merchandise, customs officials found a box without any markings on it.

“Inside this, they found counterfeit Spanish national team jerseys.”

French customs seized 7.7 million counterfeit items in 2015.

Euro 2016 begins in France on June 10th and ends a month later. Spain are the reigning champions.


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