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Latest News - 08/2015

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Counterfeit alcohol seized from Carnival

31 August 2015

31.08.15 - The alcohol, which is estimated to have a street value in excess of £30,000, included over 260 bottles of assorted spirits and Champagne, over 50 cases of beer and cider, and six large containers of rum punch.

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Facebook fakes: Sunderland woman’s online counterfeit goods racket busted in hair-straighteners sting

31 August 2015

31.08.15 - Victoria Trott was collared after trading standards officials made a test purchase of some GHD hair straighteners over the social networking site and found them to be fake.

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Ireland customs seizes 1,940 counterfeit cigarettes & alcohol in Wexford

30 August 2015

30.08.15 - WEXFORD: Officers executing a warrant at a private house in Enniscorthy seized 1,940 counterfeit cigarettes and approximately 4 kg of tobacco. The cigarette brands included ‘Marlboro’, ‘L&M’ and ‘West’ and ‘Casa Blanca’ tobacco.

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Tamworth bargain hunters urged to beware of counterfeit goods

29 August 2015

29.08.15 - The county council's trading standards team are warning people that counterfeit items could be offered to them at local markets and car boot sales.

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Kings of counterfeit goods empire back behind bars

28 August 2015

28.08.15 - Two counterfeit kings who sat on top of a £500,000 empire of fake designer clothes were each starting jail terms today.

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'Toxic' counterfeit medicine on sale in Glasgow could leave people permanently disfigured

28 August 2015

28.08.15 - It is understood medicines which treat epilepsy, asthma, cancer, anxiety, insomnia and diabetes, are among the most popular with rogue traders. Painkillers, anti-depressants, slimming pills and fake condoms are also among the dodgy products available.

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Shopkeeper sentenced after £11K worth of counterfeit cigarettes & tobacco seized

26 August 2015

26.08.15 - Muhammad Amir had hidden the items, which were discovered during four separate visits by trading standards officers to Bits ‘n’ Bobs in Dale Street.

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Gedling brothers jailed for their role in Notts’ counterfeit tobacco trade

25 August 2015

25.08.15 - Paul Dye (53) and and Peter Dye (59) received two year and 12 month sentences respectively.

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Chloroform may be in counterfeit vodka labelled as Russian Empire found in Colchester

23 August 2015

23.08.15 - Vodka thought to be laced with chloroform and other dangerous chemicals has been seized by police in Colchester.

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