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Latest News - 05/2015

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Shoppers get fakes warning in Glasgow

30 May 2015

30.05.15 - The Scottish Anti-Illicit Trade Group in association with Police Scotland (safer Communities/Interventions) put on a display for the locals at the Clydebank Shopping Centre just outside Glasgow; also at local schools and Clydebank College warning them of the dangers of buying fakes.

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Oldham Council helps tackle Russian counterfeit crime gang

29 May 2015

29.05.15 - Officers from Oldham Council have helped tackle a Russian crime gang suspected of planning significant profits from counterfeit music and films.

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Sunderland bar landlady fined £1000s

29 May 2015

29.05.15 - Lorraine Griffiths had a duty of care to her customers, but she abused that trust by filling their glasses with potentially dangerous vodka and placing her profits above their safety and wellbeing.

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‘Del Boy Pedro’ ordered to pay back more than £20K from the sale of counterfeit goods

29 May 2015

On Friday 29th May at Merthyr Tydfil Crown Court, Jonathon Nicholls of Poplar Place, Trefechan, Merthyr Tydfil was ordered to pay back over £20,000 as a result of Proceeds of Crime action taken by the Trading Standards Service at Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council.

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Smokers of counterfeit cigarettes warned:

28 May 2015

28.05.15 - Watch out for rat droppings!

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Couple jailed: £3.8 million counterfeit tobacco excise fraud

28 May 2015

28.05.15 - A couple from Manchester have been jailed for a £3.8 million excise fraud, involving over 25 tonnes of counterfeit tobacco, after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). Feng Gao, 39, and his partner Mingshu Yang, 43, of St Heliers Drive, Salford, were linked to over 28 deliveries of illegal hand-rolling tobacco (HRT) across the North West and eight tobacco seizures in Manchester, Liverpool and the Netherlands.

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Fake T-shirt racket that cost TM holders over £500,000

28 May 2015

28.05.15 - A STOURBRIDGE man has begun a two-year prison sentence for running a T-shirt counterfeiting racket from his garage that cost trademark holders more than £500,000. The production of the fake clothing was professional, well organised and extremely profitable as Ian Guy sold goods worldwide, Wolverhampton Crown Court heard.

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Counterfeit cigarettes from Belarus flood Britain

28 May 2015

28.05.15 - Crooks are targeting smokers in the UK which saw a 50 per cent rise in the in consumption of cheap counterfeit and contraband tobacco last year. A report by consultants KPMG says half of all illegal cigarettes sold in Britain comes from Poland, Belarus and Pakistan.

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Campaign to stamp out counterfeit goods sales

27 May 2015

27.05.15 - AN AGREEMENT is today being signed between Stourbridge Rugby Club and South Staffordshire Council’s Trading Standards team in a bid to stamp out counterfeit goods sales.

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Market trader prosecuted for selling counterfeits

27 May 2015

27.05.15 - Singh, 45, of Latham Road, Bexleyheath, was found guilty of four charges of possessing counterfeit goods under the Trademarks Act at Inner London Crown Court.

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