Police Raid Downtown Winnipeg Store of Counterfeit Items

Police seized half a million dollars worth of merchandise and other items from a store inside Portage Place mall on Wednesday. (RCMP HANDOUT)

RCMP have seized approximately $500,000 worth of counterfeit items after raiding a store inside Portage Place mall.

A search warrant was executed on the unnamed store on Wednesday, where police discovered a haul of counterfeit designer clothing and accessories. Manufacturers of the knock-off goods include Prada, Coach, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Boss, Guess, Ralph Lauren, Jimmy Choo, Lacoste, Dolce and Gabbana, Chanel, Nike and Calvin Klein. Police also found more than 200 counterfeit DVDs and CDs.

Charges haven’t yet been laid, but are being examined under the Copyright, Trademark and Textile Act.

The investigation is continuing.




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