1200 illegal garments were confiscated by the FIOD (Fiscal Information and Investigation Service) in Geldrop last week. The counterfeits were found in a building on the Bleekvelden. It was an online store that dealt in fake goods from, for example, Kenzo and Gucci.
The property is owned by the Turkish Multicultural Foundation Geldrop. Murat Çankaya, chairman of TMFG says the foundation has leased the place with illegal designer clothing to someone from Eindhoven who is not connected to the foundation.
TMFG is shocked at the discovery of the counterfeit designer clothes. The chairman said that three months ago the foundation last visited the place three months ago and there were boxes stored.
Çankaya stressed that it was not a store because they would have noticed that. The FIOD confirms this and talks about an online store where the space was used as storage. TSMG has denounced the rental of the place yesterday.
The raid was a collaboration between the police, customs and the FIOD. The investigation into the trade in fake designer clothing is still ongoing. Thus far, no arrests have been made.
Translator: Cyril C