An introduction to Brussels airport in Belgium (the entry point to the European Union) and an examination of the role of the Customs Officers in checking goods and intercepting counterfeits. It considers the difficulties of discovering counterfeit goods and gives an example of counterfeit DVDs with a street value of 25,000 Euros.
Can be used to discuss crime and patterns of criminal activity in Europe. Brussels Airport is one of the major airports in Europe and is cracking down on counterfeit goods. Why would criminals come through Brussels airport? Where are they coming from? Where are they going to? What types of goods are being produced? Why is it a problem?