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Latest News - 02/2016

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A Shefford man who tried to profit from counterfeit goods has instead found himself severely out of pocket.

26 February 2016

26.02.16 - The dodgy goods were uncovered during a raid by the council’s trading standards officers on a garage in Shefford in December 2014.

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Man who owned shop in Newport is jailed for selling counterfeit cigarettes & tobacco

26 February 2016

26.02.16 - A NEWPORT shop-keeper who made up to £3,000 per day from selling illegal and illicit tobacco products was jailed for two years and eight months yesterday.

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Eight arrested in Manchester multi-agency operation

26 February 2016

26.02.16 - Trading Standards removed counterfeit goods worth estimated £2m from 11 premises.

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Man tried to sell £10,000 of counterfeit goods from his car in A90 lay-by

25 February 2016

25.02.16 - Terence Crook appeared at Aberdeen Sheriff Court yesterday to be sentenced having previously admitted trying to cash in on the counterfeit goods.

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In Court! Counterfeit cigarettes seized in West Yorkshire raids

25 February 2016

25.02.16 - A shopkeeper has appeared in court after thousands of cigarettes were seized from his store following a massive operation to trap counterfeit cigarette traders.

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Counterfeit cigarettes, worth £2,000, seized by police from house in Craigneuk

25 February 2016

25.02.16 - Independent research carried out at St Andrews University showed fake cigarettes being sold in the UK contained five times as much cadmium as genuine cigarettes. Cadmium can severely damage the lungs and is linked with kidney disease. Fakes also carry nearly six times as much lead, which damages the organs and nervous system. Further research by an independent laboratory showed counterfeit cigarettes seized by Customs also contained 160 per cent more tar, 80 per cent more nicotine and 133 per cent more carbon monoxide than genuine cigarettes.

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Counterfeit fags & dodgy stamps uncovered in St Helens shops

23 February 2016

23.02.16 - More than half of 17 retailers found to be selling illegal products in surprise inspections.

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Counterfeit cigarettes seized during police raids in Greenock

22 February 2016

22.02.16 - he swoops were carried out by police in the east end of the town.

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Man bailed in counterfeit airbag investigation

19 February 2016

19.02.16 - A man who was arrested by officers from the City of London Police’s Intellectual Property Crime Unit [PIPCU] in connection with an investigation into the online sale of counterfeit airbags has been released on bail.

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Police warn public after counterfeit airbag seizures

18 February 2016

18.02.16 - At approximately 08:30hrs today a 34-year-old man was arrested in Blandford Forum on suspicion of counterfeiting and money laundering offences. He currently remains in police custody at a Dorset police station following the arrest, which was made by PIPCU officers, supported by Dorset Police. Officers are also carrying out a search at an address in Poole and so far officers have seized approximately 100 suspected counterfeit airbags, a large quantity of airbag components, financial documents and computers.

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ACG represents more than 3,000 brands affected by this influx of fakes into the UK and delivers an international network of information, advice and contacts on all aspects of IP protection. Working with Government and law enforcement agencies since 1980, ACG is focused on providing an effective and sustained response to counterfeiting.

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