Gardai seize €50,000 of counterfeit products at popular market

The products would cost €300,000 if genuine

Justin Kelly


Justin Kelly


Gardai seize €50,000 of counterfeit products at popular market

On Sunday morning, February 18 at 10.45am, Gardaí from the Meath Division, supported by Revenue's Customs Officers, conducted an operation in Fairyhouse Market in Ratoath, Co. Meath.

With the assistance of brand agents representing 20 different companies Gardaí identified a number of stalls dealing in alleged counterfeit goods.

Gardaí seized goods being sold which were priced at the market in excess of €50,000 and which would have a value if genuine of in excess of €300,000.

The seizure included large amounts of sports clothing, designer handbags, watches, designer clothing and designer accessories.

The branded goods seized were counterfeit or copies of the following brand names:

• Adidas
• Nike
• Calvin Klein 
• Ted Baker
• North Face
• Hollister 
• Canada Goose
• Montcler
• Michael Kors
• Louis Vuitton
• Abercrombie and Fitch
• Under Armour
• Superdry
• Hugo Boss
• Rolex

No arrests were made during the operation. A file is currently being prepared at Ashbourne District for the Director of public prosecutions.