Fake sneakers seized by customs officers in Northwest Bulgaria


2010-04-20

1,430 pairs of trainers, imitations of world popular brand, have been detained by customs officers with the Customs Bureau Vidin at the Vidin Ferry border checkpoint. The trainers were with the sign of NIKE and design that imitates the original brand. They were transported by a heavy-freight truck with Hungarian registration, travelling from Greece to Italy.
The trainers have been confiscated under the Marks and Geographical Indications Act. Bulgarian authorities will alarm the holders of the rights on this brand over the case.
The market price of the seized items is estimated at more than BGN 200,000.
Meanwhile, over the last 3 days, customs officers with the Customs Bureau Gabrovo seized 740 boxes of cigarettes without excise label.
In the frames of other check-ups of Customs Svishtov, Customs Bureau Pleven and Customs Bureu Sevlievo found and confiscated 136 boxes of cigarettes without excise label and 13 bottles of alcohol drinks, stamped with expired excise label, which used to be stored in violation to the law.
The cigarettes were found in private vehicle.s They are of the following brands: Merilyn, EVА, Na tur, Prestige, Raquel, L&M, Delight, Victory, Viceroy, ,Cooper, KING, NEW MOND, GOLD CLASIC, Cooper Slims LIGHTS, Raquel, Natur Blue Slims, Gold classic, Cooper slims, Baron, Tabaccus slims, M1.
Administrative penal proceedings have been initiated over the cases and fines have been imposed on the smaller amounts of illegal excise goods.