Thursday 17 August 2017

Two arrested as gardaí seize €70,000 in counterfeit DVDs and make-up

Gardaí seized €70,000 worth of counterfeit DVDs and beauty products.
Gardaí seized €70,000 worth of counterfeit DVDs and beauty products.

Meadhbh McGrath

Gardaí seized €70,000 worth of counterfeit DVDs and beauty products during a planned search of a premises in Cavan on Wednesday.

A man (32) and woman (36) were arrested at the scene on Main Street.

They are currently being held at Ballyconnell Garda Station under the provisions of Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984 as amended.

The seized goods are estimated to have a street value of €70,000 and include DVD box-sets of the hit TV series The Walking Dead, which can retail for €30, and superhero film Avengers Assemble.

The search was carried out as part of an on-going investigation into the distribution of counterfeit goods by An Garda Síochána, the National Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Revenue Customs.

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