Five European and African smugglers arrested in Finland
According to the customs, it is extremely rare that smugglers travel by plane and hide the counterfeit merchandise in their luggage.
The customs found 7,000 fake Rolex, Cartier, IWC, Emporio Armani and Bulgari watches hidden in their baggage.
There were also women among the suspects, who went on board in Guangzhou in southern China, this month.
The smugglers are not risking any legal consequences unless the manufacturers, who were contacted by Finnish authorities, decide to file a complaint for the caused damages, the head of Helsinki-Vantaa airport customs, Mika Pitkaeniemi, told AFP.
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