More than 11,000 articles believed to be designer brand knock-offs along with assault weapons and fake male virility supplements were confiscated during a police search in two shops in Ayia Napa, it was announced on Saturday.
Three men were arrested following the search which was carried out on Friday to investigate whether designer brand imitations were being sold as well as other illegal items.
Customs and police officers located 11,386 clothing articles, accessories and perfumes bearing the logos of various brands, among them Νike, Puma, Vans, Adidas, Gucci, Ferrari, Diesel, Levis, Calvin Klein, Ray-Βan, Tiffany & Co., Louis Vuitton and Polo Ralph Lauren etc. The imitations violate the property rights law, customs officials said. Another 200 articles of clothing will be investigated.
Their total worth is estimated at €60,000.
Officers also located 39 pairs of handcuffs, 26 spray cans of dangerous substances, five night vision goggles, eight electric batons and 22 air guns.
Male virility supplements that include 192 drops, 38 capsules, 14 bottles of liquid, 2 pills and 40 oral jelly packets which are also believed to be imitations were also confiscated.
In one of the shops, almost six kilos of nargile tobacco for which tax had not been paid was also uncovered, as well as 88 Bluetooth devices that do not bear the CE marking to indicate that they conform with European standards.
The shops’ two owners and another man were arrested.