Four containers-worth of counterfeit toiletries seized by Customs Department

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, Customs said that 110,172 counterfeit items were intercepted in four containers.

26,592 bottles of perfume of nine well known brands were found in the first container, while 42,144 bottles of two brands of shampoo were found in the second container. 41,436 empty bottles of two brands were found in the third and fourth container, to be filled with lower quality perfume.

Legal representatives of the items’ various right holders were contacted and confirmed that the seized items were fakes, Customs said.

The companies are now expected to file charges in civil court against the companies responsible.