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Latest News - 02/2018

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Crackdown on counterfeits at Fairyhouse market

19 February 2018

ACG coordinated brand attendance in a raid action yesterday at the Fairyhouse Market in Ratoath, County Meath, Ireland where counterfeit sportswear, handbags, watches, clothing and accessories with an estimated street value of Euro 50,000 were seized. The goods would be worth Euro 300,000 if genuine.

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Counterfeit Kylie Jenner lip kit warning after Belfast teen left struggling to breathe

19 February 2018

A Belfast teenager is warning others to think twice before buying fake Kylie Jenner lip kits on buy and sell sites after she wound up at A&E.

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A SHOP could be forced to hand over its alcohol licence after selling counterfeit cigarettes

17 February 2018

Park Lane Food and Wine in Tilehurst will be challenged by the council's Licensing team at a hearing on March 8 after a series of breaches and illegal activity at the store.

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Dudley shopkeeper used freezer to hide illegal tobacco and counterfeit cigarettes

16 February 2018

Sywash Mashkhaty, owner of European Food Express in Dudley High Street, pleaded guilty to seven offences in front of Wolverhampton magistrates.

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A Merthyr Tydfil man has been prosecuted for selling counterfeit designer goods on Facebook

15 February 2018

Merthyr Tydfil Magistrates heard that during routine monitoring of social media by the County Borough Council’s Trading Standards Service, officers discovered the Facebook page and carried out covert test purchases which identified the Diesel and Ralph Lauren clothing as counterfeit.

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Coventry baker jailed for having finger in another pie - a huge counterfeit cigarettes business

15 February 2018

He was given a nine month prison term suspended for two years and ordered to carry out 80 hours of unpaid work by Recorder Stuart Sprawson, who also ordered all the cigarettes and tobacco to be destroyed.

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Trader prosecuted for selling fake Rolex watches

15 February 2018

Thorpe was investigated by Trading Standards after a consumer complaint in December 2014, when a victim purchased a £2,425 Rolex watch from him via eBay, the spokesman said.

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DANGEROUS ingredients such as boric acid, heavy metals and floor polish have been found in COUNTERFEIT medicines!

14 February 2018

Counterfeits are difficult to distinguish from the real medicines and are extremely dangerous by their very nature given that they are not produced under regulated manufacturing conditions to ensure their safety.

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More than 22,800 fake cigarettes which had been illegally shipped from China has been seized.

13 February 2018

The haul with a street value of more than £12,000 had been illegally shipped and imported into the country from China in small packages.

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Counterfeit toys warning

12 February 2018

Parents are being warned to be on their guard against counterfeit and unsafe toys after tests revealed some contained harmful levels of chemicals.

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