Europol announced that it has “dismantled a sophisticated criminal network involved in counterfeiting trademarks and distinctive labels of a famous winery in Florence, Italy, as well as counterfeiting at least 11 000 bottles of red wine.” The agency arrested three people, including two members of the same family, who allegedly “sold sports products online as a way to mislead consumers of their activities.” According to a press release, the “modus operandi was to prepare bottles of low-quality wine and once ready, would sell them to the Italian and international markets, primarily in Belgium and Germany.”

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