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Latest News - 07/2017

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Largest criminal marketplaces on the DarkWeb: AlphaBay & Hansa- shut down!

20 July 2017

AlphaBay & Hansa were known ‘underground' web sites that sold illegal drugs, stolen identification documents, counterfeit goods, malware, firearms and toxic chemicals.

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Customs authorities detained 41 million counterfeit products in 2016

20 July 2017

The total amount of articles detained has again shown an increase compared to the previous 4 years.

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Successful operation leads to seizure of car parts worth tens of thousands

19 July 2017

PIPCU Press Release: Fake car parts including an estimated 250 Audi and Volkswagen radiator grills and other evidence were seized.

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Trader sentenced for selling counterfeit goods on Facebook

18 July 2017

Alexander Burton Bolton, 33, was caught at his home in Billingham with a host of counterfeit gear - and an order book showing sales across Teesside.

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Market trader from Ingoldmells jailed for selling counterfeit clothes

17 July 2017

Roshan Singh had 1,100 counterfeit items on his stall on the Eastgate Market at Sea Lane, Ingoldmells, when he was raided by trading standards officers.

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Isle of Wight Trading standards Inspector receives prestigious award

17 July 2017

James Potter was nominated to receive a National Markets Group (NMG) award for Individual Excellence in Intellectual Property Enforcement for his perseverance, dedication and coordination regarding raids against Facebook traders resulting in the seizure of more than 2,000 items and a successful conviction at court.

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Operation Big Ben strikes doom for fake traders

15 July 2017

On Sunday 9 July Walsall Trading Standards officers took the lead in ‘Big Ben’ - a planned operation as part of an ongoing and co-ordinated campaign to rid Bescot Market of counterfeit items. They were joined by the Chair of the National Markets Group, brand representatives and West Midlands Police officers.

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Counterfeit clothing worth £1000s seized from vehicle on A19

14 July 2017

Items including T-shirts, trainers and tracksuits worth around £5,000 were discovered in the car by officers.

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ACG on BBC Crimewatch Roadshow

14 July 2017

The ACG featured on the BBC Crimewatch Roadshow programme on Friday 7 July when they focused on the issues of counterfeit products.

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Counterfeit designer goods seized from Leysdown

13 July 2017

Police, Trading Standards and the Anti-Counterfeiting Group seized hundreds of counterfeit items from Leysdown.

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