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Thousands of counterfeit goods seized at Etowah Co. trade day

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A dozen people were arrested after thousands of counterfeit items were seized at an Etowah County trade day on Sunday. A dozen people were arrested after thousands of counterfeit items were seized at an Etowah County trade day on Sunday.
ETOWAH COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

A dozen people were arrested after thousands of counterfeit items were seized at an Etowah County trade day on Sunday.

Etowah County Sheriff's Office, Etowah County Drug Enforcement Unit, Etowah County District Attorney's Office and Immigration and Customs Enforcement teamed up to carry out the operation.

Agents found about 3,000 DVDs and CDs and about 1,000 fake Otterbox and LifeProof phone and tablet cases during the raid.

Adrian Alonso Perez, 27, of Rainsville, Sergio Zaragoza Gonzalez, 28, and Julia Alonso, 23, both of Albertville, were each charged with one count of sale/rental of pirated recordings and one count of theft of trademark/trade secret.

Marinara R. Mendoza, 35, and Pedro O. Alvarado, 41, both of Collinsville, Mohamed Ali Tawfik Abdelazim, 25, of Gadsden, Letica Martinea-Lopez, 43, of Anniston, Feliciano Mendoza, 29, of Fort Payne, and Liqin Zheng, 33, of Cummings, Georgia, were charged with one count of theft of trademark/trade secret.

Juan Valladores Rios, 33, of Albertville, was charged with two counts of sale/rental of pirated recordings (DVDs, CDs).

Vicente Cazarez Castaneda, 46, of Collinsville and Martha Martinez, 41, of Crossville, have each been charged with one count of theft of trademark/trade secret and two counts of sale/rental of pirated recordings.

Each charge carries a $2,500 property bond. Eight of the 12 individuals also have holds for Immigration and Customs Enforcement. 

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