Pickup truck with more than 2,000 counterfeit sneakers is seized in Registro

Operation of the Highway Federal Police in Registro seized counterfeit sneakers that would be sold in irregular trade.

A pickup truck with more than two thousand pairs of counterfeit sneakers was seized this Tuesday afternoon (4) on the Régis Bittencourt highway, in Registro, countryside of São Paulo. The flagrant was made by the Federal Highway Police.

During an operation, the PRF approached the vehicle at km 439. When asked about the cargo, the driver confirmed that it was sneakers with no invoices. When opening the trunk of the vehicle, the officials located 2,800 sneakers, estimated at R $ 280 thousand.

According to the police, the pairs were produced in Nova Serrana (MG) and were destined to Curitiba, capital of Paraná. The suspicion is that the sneakers would be resold as replicas for at least R$ 100.00 a pair.

The 26-year-old driver was arrested for the crime of brand forgery and tax evasion. He will respond to the process in freedom. The case was registered with the Registry Police.

Source: https://g1.globo.com/sp/santos-regiao/noticia/2020/02/04/caminhonete-com-mais-de-2-mil-tenis-falsificados-e-apreendida-em-registro.ghtml