OLAF Supports Successful Raids against Counterfeiters
On 30 March 2021, OLAF informed the public about successful raids in Belgium and Germany against counterfeiters. Supported by OLAF, a raid in a warehouse in Antwerp, Belgium brought to light hundreds of counterfeit sports shoes and textiles with premium labels. Over €25,000 in cash was also seized. The warehouse in Antwerp was identified as the central hub of a distribution network for counterfeit goods in Europe. At the same time, customs raids in other spots in Belgium and in Germany led to the successful seizure of other counterfeit goods, among them perfumes and textiles. The operations were coordinated by OLAF. They were part of ongoing investigations against the illicit trade in counterfeit goods in the EU.