7 Arrested For Sale Of Counterfeit Merchandise

(CINCINNATI) -- Seven people have been arrested for counterfeit merchandise.

Cincinnati Police Criminal Investigation Section, Major Offenders Unit, in conjunction with U.S. Postal Inspection Service and Immigration Custom Enforcement Agents serve three warrants at Diaby Enterprise on Race St., Northside Wholesale and Retail on Hamilton Ave. and S & H Market on Glenmore Ave. and arrested Mohame Diaby, Jabbi Mhmedu, Jarra Silah, Boubacar Kebeh, Yawis Auchi, Jessica Auchi and Abubakarr Kanu.

Detectives were alerted by neighbors and other businesses in the area about the items that were being sold from the stores. After a lengthy investigation into the three stores, some merchandise was determined to be counterfeit.

Police seized more than $60,000 in replica gym shoes, movie DVD's, music CD's and other clothing items.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is urged to call Crimestoppers at 352-3040.