Atlanta police raid shops for counterfeit goods

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Saturday, March 2, 2013

ATLANTA, Ga. (AP) -- Atlanta police say they have busted a ring of retail stores found selling nearly $2 million worth of counterfeit items.

Authorities say officers hauled away bags full of purses, jeans and shoes from six stories Friday night. They found roughly enough counterfeit merchandise to fill a U-Haul truck.

Police say a raid on the West End Market turned up goods being sold under faked labels for brands such as Coach, Ralph Lauren, Izod, Levi and Guess.

Authorities say a member of the public tipped off Atlanta police, which sent investigators to buy the bogus goods to verify they were counterfeits.

(Copyright 2013, The Associated Press)


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