Tuesday 29 November 2022 03:03 PM NYPD sieze more than $10 million in counterfeit luxury goods on Manhattan's ... trends now

Tuesday 29 November 2022 03:03 PM NYPD sieze more than $10 million in counterfeit luxury goods on Manhattan's ... trends now
Tuesday 29 November 2022 03:03 PM NYPD sieze more than $10 million in counterfeit luxury goods on Manhattan's ... trends now

Tuesday 29 November 2022 03:03 PM NYPD sieze more than $10 million in counterfeit luxury goods on Manhattan's ... trends now

The New York City Police Department has arrested 17 people after seizing 'more than three truck loads' of counterfeit luxury goods including 'Chanel and Gucci purses' worth $10 million.

The bust on Canal Street, Manhattan's mecca for fakes goods, will see the vendors facing a charge of trademark counterfeiting property over $1,000, a felony in the state, Chief of Patrol Jeff Maddrey said in video posted to their Facebook.

'The area of enforcement we went to today resembled a local street market,' the chief said at a press conference a few hours after the bust.

'Sidewalks are blocked, there's property everywhere, merchandise everywhere. This really impacts local businesses in a negative manner, as well as reduces the quality of life.

'We seized over three truckloads of merchandise.'

Maddrey said that the department is stepping up its outreach throughout New York City on how to legally obtain vendor's licenses as the holiday season approaches.

The New York City Police Department has arrested 17 people after seizing 'more than three truck loads' of counterfeit luxury goods including 'Chanel and Gucci purses' worth $10 million

The New York City Police Department has arrested 17 people after seizing 'more than three truck loads' of counterfeit luxury goods including 'Chanel and Gucci purses' worth $10 million

Cops hauled away phony Prada bags, Balenciaga purses, and Gucci wallets

Cops hauled away phony Prada bags, Balenciaga purses, and Gucci wallets

The bust on Canal Street, Manhattan's mecca for fakes goods, will see the vendors facing a charge of trademark counterfeiting property over $1,000, a felony in the state

The bust on Canal Street, Manhattan's mecca for fakes goods, will see the vendors facing a charge of trademark counterfeiting property over $1,000, a felony in the state

Canal street was described to look like a local market with mountains of counterfeit merchandise for purchase

Canal street was described to look like a local market with mountains of counterfeit merchandise for purchase

Bags of counterfeit products were taken by cops who have been cracking down on the area as the holiday season ramps up

Bags of counterfeit products were taken by cops who have been cracking down on the area as the holiday season ramps up

Cops are seen inspecting the goods before taking them away from vendors

Cops are seen inspecting the goods before taking them away from vendors

A stern reminder to vendors that peddling counterfeit trade merchandise is still illegal.

'We recognize during the holidays, activities such as this will increase, and our efforts to deter this conduct, to investigate this conduct, will be ongoing,' Maddrey said.

Bill Friberg, a 'counterfeit recognition specialist' and retired NYPD sergeant who Seventh Precinct cops brought on the raid, told The New York Post that most of the goods seized were from China or India.

'This stuff here is poor-quality fakes,' said Friberg.

'Ninety-nine percent of it I can just look at it and tell you that it's counterfeit,' he said.

Picking up a

read more from dailymail.....

PREV Teacher shot by six-year-old boy warned he made her feel 'uncomfortable' in the ... trends now
NEXT The 'Human Mole' leading the hunt for missing Nicola Bulley investigated murder ... trends now