Irish retailers selling fake Abercrombie & Fitch goods have been targeted in a series of raids as part of a global anti-counterfeiting drive by the company.

The company has executed a number of co-ordinated "search and seizure" operations throughout the Irish Republic over the past few months, including several raids in Dublin.

Now the retailers involved are set to receive "cease and desist" letters notifying shop owners that they are illegally selling fake items and threatening further action.

The Irish raids are part of a broader company initiative designed to crack down on the supply of illicit Abercrombie & Fitch products in the US, Europe and the Far East.

The company said its work in collaboration with law enforcement and government officials in the US, Canada, China, Thailand and Europe had resulted in the seizure of more than 1m fake products to date.