328 counterfeit watches discoveredFake watches seized by Swiss Customs
During a routine customs check at the Basel-Weil border crossing, Swiss customs officers discovered 328 counterfeit watches on the 21st of August 2010. A 27-year-old Romanian lady and a 21-year-old Romanian man had attempted to smuggle the watches in six suitcases and bags in a car rigged with Italian number plates over the Swiss border.
The counterfeit watches were copies of famous German and Swiss luxury brands. According to the smugglers, the watches were intended for the Italian market. The watches were confiscated by Swiss Customs. After providing the authorities with their personal details, both watch smugglers were allowed to continue on their journey.