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Latest News - 06/2015

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Rogue Traders selling counterfeit watches are sent packing

30 June 2015

30.06.15 - Recent alerts on the Isle of Man Constabulary Media page on Facebook had warned of individuals approaching people in pubs and car parks round the Island trying to sell watches.

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Leeds jeweller who sold counterfeit goods is hit with hit with £577,000 bill

29 June 2015

29.06.15 - A dodgy jeweller who landed himself in trouble when he tried to pay cash for a £94,000 super car has been ordered to hand over more than £500,000 in criminal gains.

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Great Yarmouth shop worker jailed for selling counterfeit tobacco

29 June 2015

29.06.15 - Ghazi Ali, 35, was found by Norfolk Trading Standards officers to be selling the tobacco at the International Food Store in St Peter’s Road, Great Yarmouth.

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Europol Operation Blue Amber focused on priority crime areas including counterfeit goods!

29 June 2015

29.06.15 - More than 500 suspects have been arrested in Operation Blue Amber, a series of international actions which were supported by Europol and took place in 260 locations across the world. Between 4 May and 24 June, law enforcement officers from the 28 EU countries and international partners joined forces to take out organised crime groups and their infrastructures.

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Counterfeit tobacco seller ordered to pay £1,700

29 June 2015

29.06.15 - A SHOP worker taken to court for selling counterfeit tobacco at her store has been ordered to pay more than £1,700 in fines and costs. Amanda Woodward, 49, admitted having 40 fake Golden Virginia and Amber Leaf pouches and 58 counterfeit packs of Imperial Tobacco Superkings at Keepers Feeds in Abergavenny Road, Blaenavon.

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Counterfeit vodka found in Blackpool off-licence

29 June 2015

29.06.15 - Counterfeit vodka was found on sale at a Blackpool off-licence and newsagents. Public protection officers discovered 48 bottles of fake Glen’s vodka at Booze Booze Booze, Central Drive, Blackpool.

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National Markets Group & National Trading Standards eCrime Team Join Forces

29 June 2015

29.06.15 - National Markets Group and National Trading Standards eCrime Team Join Forces to launch the biggest enforcement operation ever seen in England, Wales and Northern Ireland to combat piracy on social media.

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Counterfeit cigarettes found at bargain store after trading standards raid

27 June 2015

27.06.15 - A SHOP owner and his manager have been sentenced after Trading Standards officers raided the store and discovered hundreds of counterfeit cigarettes. Mohammed Ali Anwar, 42, and Mubarak Patel, 31, from Blackburn, pleaded guilty to counterfeit offences after officers discovered the cigarettes stashed away on high shelves to avoid detection by sniffer dogs.

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Blackpool trader sold counterfeit 1D gear

27 June 2015

27.06.15 - The director of a Blackpool gift shop has admitted selling fake goods including Betty Boop mugs, Jack Daniels fridge magnets and One Direction bracelets. David Halliday, director of Bowtique Birkenhead Ltd, which has a shop in Victoria Street, appeared beside his partner Alice Hartley in the dock at Preston Crown Court.

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Bradford shop prosecuted for selling counterfeit tobacco

27 June 2015

29.06.15 - A BRADFORD shopkeeper has been prosecuted for a second time for selling illegal cigarettes and counterfeit tobacco.

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