Mohammed Abulawi, 34, of Waukegan.

A business owner and employee were arrested after federal and local law enforcement discovered more than 1,000 luxury designer-brand items being sold at a Waukegan store.

Mohammed Abulawi, 34, of Waukegan, was charged with selling 500 to 2,000 counterfeit items and unlawful possession of a firearm.

Lake County Assistant District Attorney Kelse Banks said officers executed a search warrant at Dubai Fashion. The company is located at 1245 South Lewis Avenue in Waukegan.

The warrant was issued by the Department of Homeland Security and the Waukegan Police Department assisted.

They found at least 12 different luxury brands offered for sale by the company.

117 boxes of items were confiscated and all of the items were counterfeit, Banks said.

Over 1,000 items have been recovered so far, including brands like Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Versace and Christian Dior.

The company is not an authorized seller of brand names.

Abulawi was the owner of the business and prior surveillance confirmed he was present and working at the store, Banks said.

Abulawi’s name was also on the business license and he was found with numerous documents and invoices during the search.

Officers also found a loaded gun on the company desk and Abulawi admitted the gun was his, Banks said.

Abulawi does not have a gun owner’s identity card or a concealed carry permit.

A store employee, identified as Damyrica L. Moore, 22, of Waukegan, was also arrested.

Banks said Moore had worked at the store for a year and admitted knowing the items were counterfeit. She was also charged with selling 500 to 2,000 counterfeit items, which is a class 2 felony.

Lake County Judge Theodore Potkonjak ordered Abulawi held on $100,000 bond.

He was released from Lake County Jail after paying $10,000 in cash.

Potkonjak allowed Moore to be released on a personal recognizance of $30,000.

Moore is due in court again on November 4 and Abulawi is due in court again on November 10.