At around 10:30 this morning, police closed the Pequeño Mundo in San Rafael de Escazú for several hours while they apparently searched for possible counterfeit items, according to police reports.
All 11 branches of the large outlet type store will be searched by judiciary investigative police officials (known in Spanish as the OIJ), continued reports.
The store, which is reminiscent of Kmart in the U.S. and often features overstock items of major brands, especially clothing, has stores in San Pedro, Escazú, Curridabat, Guachipelín, YGriega, Alajuela, Moravia, Cartago, Heredia, Guapiles, and Puntarenas.
The store has recently started carrying food items in addition to its traditional offering of clothing, household items, tools, school and party supplies, and garden supplies.
By Wendy Anders – September 20, 2017 (source)
All I have to say to that is What the fuck really? This is what they are really known for is knock off merchandise and cheap stuff. You go there if you want some great values on knock off products. Sometimes I just wonder why OIJ do what they do here. Now if they are selling products like Victoria secrets that are not really Victoria secrets but labeled that way close them down. My experience shopping there they don’t do this. Now they may sell Victory secrets, but you know this is a knock off and I don’t believe it is illegal. Oh well, I hope they will find nothing and we can still shop there! 🙂 They do have some good prices.