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Latest News - 10/2015

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Twenty-one people arrested after organised crime raids in Edinburgh

31 October 2015

31.10.15 - "Organised crime preys on the decent hardworking people within our communities through different methods - be it drugs, counterfeit goods or even violence and intimidation and we have worked closely with local officers to reassure the public that Edinburgh is no safe haven for criminals."

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Rhos-on-sea shop couple jailed for '£305,000' counterfeit goods racket

28 October 2015

28.10.15 - Selling fake mobile phones and counterfeit fashion goods has landed a couple more than four years of jail time.

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European Store in Spalding withdraws appeal against revoked licence for selling counterfeit booze

28 October 2015

28.10.15 - Councillor Angela Harrison, chair of the Licensing Committee, said: "For any traders breaking the law we will find you and deal with you. Don’t run the risk of losing your licence and going out of business".

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Shop restocked with counterfeit tobacco day after raid!

27 October 2015

27.10.15 - The counterfeit cigarettes and tobacco were hidden behind false panels and flooring at the Polish Food Store on Yorkshire Street and Eastern Europe Food Store in Union Street.

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Cellbell Ltd has lost out on more than £200,000 for selling counterfeit mobile phone covers

26 October 2015

26.10.15 - Southampton’s Trading Standards has prosecuted Cellbell Ltd and its sole director Malek Addouj for unauthorised use of trademarks and confiscated £185,000 made from these activities.

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York shopkeeper prosecuted for selling counterfeit clothing from top brands

23 October 2015

23.10.15 - Kerr, 69, of Milan House in Eboracum Way, off Heworth Green in York, pleaded guilty to 11 offences involving counterfeit goods in his personal capacity and 11 more as sole director of Miss Diva Too, the shop's parent company. He asked for 348 offences to be taken into consideration.

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Phone accessories firm handed £8,000 fine over counterfeit goods

23 October 2015

23.10.15 - At a Maidstone Magistrates' Court hearing yesterday, Mobile Street Limited, which has a store in the Chequers Centre, Maidstone also admitted a separate charge of supplying a dangerous USB phone charger that did not meet safety requirements.

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Call Time on Fake Booze

23 October 2015

23.10.15 - It could kill you!

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Health officials seize 500,000 counterfeit Viagra tablets worth £1m amid warning over 'dangerous' pills

23 October 2015

23.10.15 - The major seizure was made by Department of Health officials during a raid at a house in Datchet, Berks.

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When vodka is cheap – really, really cheap it probably isn’t vodka

19 October 2015

19.10.15 - Made with chemicals used in anti-freeze, screenwash or nail polish remover, counterfeit booze can leave you blind, in a coma, or even dead.

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