Toronto Police have announced the results of their latest counterfeit goods investigation dubbed Project Pace II (“Partners Against Counterfeit Everywhere”).
Police displayed a number of seized goods that amount to about $12 million.
The TPS working with other law enforcement agencies, private agencies and intellectual property rights owners seized the counterfeit goods after a series of investigations in the GTA.
Some of the seized items include Beats headphones, Coach purses, sunglasses and wallets; Gucci watches, jewelry, purses and wallets; Hermes purses, wallets, and glasses; Louis Vuitton belts, watches, jewelry, purses, wallets, and scarves; Prada purses, wallets, watches, and glasses; Chanel perfume, jewelry, clothing, watches, purses, and wallets; Kate Spade purses and wallets; Tiffany & Co. jewelry; Michael Kors watches, jewelry, wallets, purses, and belts; and UGG boots, among others.
Police say national and international law enforcement groups say the sale of counterfeit goods supports organized crime and terrorist groups.
They also warn that counterfeit goods can affect the health and safety of the public and can lead to death.