The seizure took place at the Manzanillo customs of 28, mil 936 pairs of footwear sports brands Nike, Lacaste, Converse, Adidas and George pirate.
The Attorney of research specialized in federal crimes of the General Attorney of the Republic, assure the Manzanillo customs three containers that were kept 28 thousand 936 pairs of pirate sports footwear that held the Nike, Lacaste, Converse, Adidas and George maracas.
This operation was conducted on May 22 in a coordinated action with the bodies that are responsible for seizures, agents searched and secured containers of footwear intended outside marketed in our country.
The President of the Chamber of the industry of footwear of Guanajuato, CICEG, Demetrio Armando Martín Dueñas, expressed his satisfaction to know the fact and said that it is a good sign that the Government of Felipe Calderón run periodically operations of this type in defense of footwear producers.
“We have been managing with the authorities to combat smuggling and piracy, by which these actions denote the struggle carried out against illegal trade and in favour of the national productive plant”.
Should be recalled that in the month of March, the Federal Agency of investigations and the Attorney General of the Republic carried out two operations, one in the city of León, in the skin area where secured 18 tons of tennis pirates and the second in the municipality of Purísima del Rincón which were seized 21.5 tons of pirate sports footwear.
Finally the President of the CICEG emphasized the importance of dismantling organized crime networks that commit the crimes of piracy and smuggling to strengthen the development of the Mexican footwear industry.