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Aladdin's cave of fake leather goods discovered in Abu Dhabi

Inspectors seize more than 6,200 counterfeit shoes, bags and other leather goods

Aladdin's cave of fake leather goods discovered in Abu Dhabi

The Department of Economic Development (DED) in Abu Dhabi has seized 6,230 fake and counterfeit shoes, bags and leather goods during a series of raids.

Inspectors discovered an apartment in the UAE capital that had been transformed into a store for counterfeit goods, state news agency WAM reported on Monday.

Mohammed Munif Al Mansouri, acting CEO of the Abu Dhabi Business Centre, said the confiscations included large quantities of shoes and bags that had been labelled as major brands, a violation of the intellectual property rights of these brands.

He added that the department has issued fines for activities carried out without obtaining a licence or the required permissions.

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