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Six arrested in counterfeit raid at Rocky Mount flea market

Posted February 28, 2011

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— A task force comprised of state and local authorities arrested six vendors Friday at the Stockyard Flea Market in Rocky Mount on charges they were selling counterfeit goods.

Five of the six – Youssouph Mane, 58, Andre Kenan, 38, Abass Jallow, 24, Pa Gibbe Njie, 23, and Mor Cisse, 57, – were from Raleigh. The sixth was Wanamonca Deverne Gaynor, 38, of Greenville.

All six were charged with criminal use of a counterfeit trademark. Kenan, Gaynor, Jallow and Njie were also charged with one count each of unauthorized use and possession of sound recordings. Jallow and Njie were charged with one count each of unauthorized use and possession of video recordings.

“The same criminal pipelines that bring in fake designer handbags and clothes can then also bring in knock-off electrical extension cords that are deadly fire hazards in your home, not to mention illegal drugs, weapons and even human trafficking," said Secretary of State Elaine F. Marshall in a statement.

Authorities seized merchandise with an estimated retail value of more than $700,000 from the vendors.

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  • lonewolf2735 Mar 1, 2011

    For those who think this is a petty waste of time, consider, (1)the sellers are usually illegal aliens (2)the merchandise sold is fronting drug and gang operations.

  • thefensk Mar 1, 2011

    "Lock Walmart, CitiTrend & all them other stores selling knock offs!"

    But those are real knockoffs, not counterfeit knockoffs.

  • schlitzmalt Mar 1, 2011

    What? You mean that rolex I bought for $17 wasn't real?

  • larky74406 Mar 1, 2011

    Too bad the jails are full, probably have to let some child molesters or wife beaters out to fit these highly dangerous criminals in.

  • brwneyez70 Mar 1, 2011

    The drug companies can sell you GENERIC meds but they can't sell GENERIC clothes? Come on now. If they trafficking humans & illegal drugs & weapons then lock them up, but clothes? Lock Walmart, CitiTrend & all them other stores selling knock offs!

  • LetsGetHigh Mar 1, 2011

    don't the police got better things to do instead of conductin surveillance and gathering evidence to arrest people who are actually working. There are bums and all out there who won't life a foot to go work but to bust somebody for going to work tryin to make money in this hard economy is bogus. police need to do real police work instead of this bull

  • tobywilliamson58 Mar 1, 2011

    The article is'nt clear. Was it a real raid or counterfeit one?

  • tobywilliamson58 Mar 1, 2011

    Absolutley no surprises here! Take a good look people, these are the future "Americans"!!

  • alwayslovingu30 Mar 1, 2011

    Ha Ha Ha well I know A few of these wacko's they sit the second row in.An always play foreign music loud.It will be nice to be rid of them for A little while.some of my knives like say harlewy an john deere are coming from china but I have never had any problem from anyone bothering me.I dont carry an abundance of it an I dont tell you its made in usa.I could not sell them for the prices I do if they were us made.where else can you buy A john deere or harley davidson knife for $6.00
    I also sell them on A website

  • same ole story Mar 1, 2011

    Really you mean all those high end clothes and jewelry at the flea market aren't real??? I guess the Gucci hand bags aren't real either.... Really... Really??!!??!!

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