Paris police take down knock-off Eiffel Tower network

FILE PHOTO: Eiffel Tower souvenirs displayed by a street vendor are seen on the pavement next to the Sacre Coeur (Sacred Heart) basilica in Paris, France, July 31, 2017. Picture taken July 31, 2017. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann/File Photo

PARIS (Reuters) – French police have broken up a suspected criminal gang who sold miniature copies of the Eiffel Tower at tourist sites around Paris often using illegal immigrants. The six-week operation also seized more than 20 tonnes of the trinkets stored in depots outside the capital. Police units involved in combating illegal immigration helped […]

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