More than 28,000 counterfeit textile and accessory items entering Europe by road via its Eastern border have been seized as part of a joint customs operation.

The operation, called "Fireblade", was organised by the Hungarian Republic (National Tax and Customs Administration), in close operation with with European Commission (OLAF) and national customs offices.

The market value of the counterfeit goods seized is said to represent at least EUR1m (US1.4m).