Police in Peru have seized 20,000 Panini sticker books with an estimated street value $350,000 (you'd wonder how that measures up against say, heroin). The bootlegged goods were seized following a sting operation this Tuesday and according to the authorities 80 percent of the sticker books were destined to be sold domestically with 20 percent to be sent to Europe.
Two people were arrested and face charges including fraud and intellectual property infringement.
Police in Peru seized 20,000 Panini sticker books with an estimated 'street value' of $350,000 #RTEsoccerpic.twitter.com/eGTU5nIA8G
— RTÉ Soccer (@RTEsoccer) April 19, 2018
God knows how many drug cartels went unchallenged while the Peruvian authorities were busy cracking down on the counterfeit Panini epidemic blighting the country, but at least millions of children the world over will be able to sleep sound with the news that the chance of them being sold bogus sticker books has drastically decreased.