The border guards from the Călăraşi Border Crossing Point, together with customs workers from the General Directorate of Customs - Mobile Teams Coordination Service, discovered, hidden in a road set arriving from Turkey, 33,200 perfumery items, which were inscribed with the names of well-known brands that are likely to be counterfeited.
On 20.07.2021, based on the joint action plan to prevent and combat tax evasion and customs fraud, border guards together with customs workers carried out a check on a road complex, driven by a 39-year-old Turkish citizen. According to the accompanying documents, the driver was transporting construction materials from Turkey, for a company from Romania.
As there were suspicions about the transported goods, the border guards together with the customs officers carried out a thorough control.
Thus, the joint control team discovered several boxes containing 33,200 perfumery items hidden among the construction materials bearing the insignia of well-known brands, most likely counterfeited.
The products, worth approximately 2,000,000 euros if they had been marketed as branded products, were seized for further investigation, and the border guards are investigating the crime of "putting into circulation a product bearing an identical or similar trademark with a registered trademark for identical or similar products”, at the end of which the necessary legal measures will be taken.