Source: Russian Federation Ministry of Internal Affairs in English
“Officers of the General Administration for Economic Security and Corruption Control of the Russian MIA together with colleagues from the Internal Affairs Administration for the South-Eastern Administrative District of the Russian MIA General Administration for Moscow suppressed distribution of counterfeit clothing, footwear, accessories and sports equipment sold under popular global manufacturers’ trademarks”, said Russian MIA official representative Irina Volk.
The police established that the falsified consumer goods had been stored in shipping containers at a dry mix factory.
Based on the collected materials, the Investigation Unit of the Investigation Administration of the Internal Affairs Administration for the South-Eastern Administrative District of the Russian MIA General Administration for Moscow initiated a criminal case subject to part 3 Article 180 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation.
“In the course of the searches at the warehouses, the police detected and seized over 10,000 pieces of products with unlawful use of trademarks of famous sports and cosmetics companies. Estimated damage inflicted to the rightholders exceeds 100 million rubles,” added Irina Volk.
Policemen are now implementing measures aimed at identifying persons involved in organization of unlawful business, as well as at establishing places of production and sale of counterfeit products.