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Latest News - 02/2017

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Revenue officers and gardaí seize almost €12k of cigarettes and counterfeit vodka

14 February 2017

14.02.17 - Approximately 20,000 cigarettes and 24 litres of counterfeit vodka were being transported at the time of the seizure.

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Kelty home raided by Police as part of £60,000 seizure

14 February 2017

14.02.17 - Enquiries are now ongoing and the seized goods, including branded clothing, footwear, cosmetics, jewellery and electrical items, are now being sent for examination.

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Husband & wife fined for selling counterfeit cigarettes

13 February 2017

13.02.17 - Investigators caught two Stoke-on-Trent shops selling counterfeit cigarettes and tobacco during a targeted operation. They swooped on Milano Mini Market, in Boughey Road, Shelton, and Star Mini Market, in Broad Street, Hanley, and seized the illicit goods.

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Raids by Walsall Council find 1000s counterfeit cigarettes

10 February 2017

10.02.17 - Mohamad Hsin, aged 44, from Caldmore Green, is on trial at Wolverhampton Crown Court charged with conspiracy to sell counterfeit goods, including rolling tobacco and cigarettes.

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Scottish Anti Illicit Trade Group S.I.T.E.S Newsletter January 2017

09 February 2017

09.02.17 - The Scottish Anti Illicit Trade Group, (SAITG) has a pivotal role in bringing together public and private sectors with a clear focus and strategic aim of reducing the scale, impact and cost of illicit trade throughout Scotland.

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Counterfeit tobacco seized in raid worth £1000s

09 February 2017

09.02.17 - In the latest raid, officers from trading standards, police and HM Revenue and Customs targeted a central Grays shop and seized 2,000 cigarettes and 64kg of tobacco with an estimated value of £20,000.

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Man sentenced for selling counterfeit goods at car boot sale

08 February 2017

08.02.17 - The sentencing at Peterborough Crown Court follows an investigation by Peterborough City Council trading standards officers in July last year. This led to the seizure of around £12,000 worth of counterfeit items including Nike trainers, Dior perfumes, Lacoste polo shirts and Ralph Lauren polo shirts.

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ACG award Excellence in Anti-Counterfeiting

07 February 2017

07.02.2017 Enfield Council celebrated yesterday when Alison Statham, Director of Operations at the Anti-Counterfeiting Group (ACG) visited to officially present an Excellence in Anti-Counterfeiting award to one of their team.

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Make sure your kit shows its true colours this 6 Nations – say no to counterfeit goods

03 February 2017

03.02.17 - As the Six Nations championship gets underway, be sure to show your support in your team’s true colours – that’s the message from Fake Free Newport. Fake replica kits can seem tempting and much more affordable; however they are often poor quality and can even be dangerous.

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Women Who Sold Designer Counterfeits Prosecuted

03 February 2017

03.02.17 - Neighbours who sold an estimated £10,000 of fake designer clothing, footwear, fragrance and bags from their homes in Gilfach Goch have narrowly escaped jail.

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