Man Had Millions in Counterfeit Goods at W. Miami Shop: Cops

What to Know

  • Ulisis Valencia, 26, was arrested Thursday on a charge of selling forged or counterfeited private labels

  • Photos show shelves filled with rows of designer purses and handbags, wallets, hats, shoes, watches and other counterfeit items

  • The items appeared to be from brands like Burberry and Louis Vuitton

A man was arrested after police say they found more than $9.6 million in counterfeit luxury goods he was selling out of his West Miami business.

Ulisis Valencia, 26, was arrested Thursday on a charge of selling forged or counterfeited private labels, Miami-Dade Police said.

Police say Valencia was selling counterfeit designer clothing and jewelry out of a showroom in the rear of his business at 6460 Southwest 8th Street.

Undercover detectives entered the store and discovered the items, which had a retail value of more than $9.6 million, police said. Photos released by police show shelves filled with rows of designer purses and handbags, wallets, hats, shoes, watches and other items that appeared to be from brands like Burberry and Louis Vuitton.

When investigators tried to make contact with Valencia, he tried to run out of the business but was quickly caught by detectives, officials said.

The counterfeit goods were impounded, and Valencia was booked into jail. Attorney information wasn’t available.