PRF seizes counterfeit clothes on via Dutra

On Tuesday afternoon (01), around 2 pm, the PRF seized a load of counterfeit clothing from famous brands on the Presidente Dutra highway, in Jacareí / SP. The clothes were in the trunk of a car driven by a foreign man of Asian origin, who reported having acquired them in the Capital Paulista and was transporting them to São José dos Campos. No tax document was presented on the goods.

Federal highway policemen were conducting inspections at the Jacareí toll plaza when they approached a Toyota Fielder, plates from São Paulo, driven by a 42-year-old South Korean. In a search of the interior of the vehicle, the police found several plastic bags in the trunk, containing pieces of clothing with evident counterfeiting from known brands, such as: Lacoste, Nike, Reserva and Adidas.

Considering that no tax document was presented on the cargo, the merchandise was sent to the Federal Revenue Service, where it was seized. The car was also seized because it had expired documentation. In addition to the tax irregularity, the Asian is subject to the consequences of the crime against the registration of trademarks, provided for in Law 9.279 / 96, which provides for a prison sentence of 1 to 3 months.