Baltimore County police seized $1.5 million worth of counterfeit merchandise after a raid at a Dundalk flea market last month, the department announced Wednesday.
Charges are pending against 19 people who rent space in the market, not the flea market owners, police said. The vendors have not been identified.
Officers raided the North Point Plaza Flea Market on Old North Point Boulevard on Feb. 16, taking more than 4,000 pairs of shoes and 3,500 phone accessories along with pirated movies and music and clothing items.
Baltimore County had been investigating the vendors for months as part of a joint investigation with the Recording Industry Association of America, the Motion Picture Association of America and others.
The vendors are accused of selling Nike, Apple, Polo, True Religion and Timberland brands and other counterfeit merchandise to undercover detectives.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun