Four containers-worth of counterfeit items seized by Customs Department

A total of 19,356 items were seized by customs officials during a search of four containers at the Malta Freeport 

Officials from the Customs Department's intellectual property division have seized thousands of counterfeit items discovered in four containers at the Malta Freeport.

In a statement, the department said that the items were discovered during standard surveillance checks.

The department said 10,344 counterfeit dressed by well-known brands, while 11,280 dresses were found in a second container. 

The remaining two containers contained a combined 19,356 counterfeit footballs.

All the objects seized were confirmed to be counterfeit by representatives of the companies hold the rights to the respective brands, which own the respective intellectual property.

The companies are expected to file an application in court over the case.