2nd December 2014
By Tom O’Sullivan
As a result of routine profiling, officers from Revenue’s Customs Service seized a large consignment of over 2,000 pairs of counterfeit ‘Nike’ runners in Cork with an estimated retail value of over €292,000.
The runners were discovered in a container which originated in China and are believed to have been destined for the lucrative Christmas market.
Revenue would like to take this opportunity to remind members of the public that the purchase of counterfeit goods is damaging to legitimate businesses and, because of the lack of regulation of the way in which they are produced, can pose serious health and safety risks to consumers.