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Latest News - 01/2019

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Crackdown sees £130k worth of fake cigarettes, phones and alcohol seized from Redbridge businesses

31 January 2019

Redbridge Council teamed up with HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to investigate 20 properties on Wednesday, January 25, as part of a crackdown on illicit goods.

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Crime against fashion! Trading Standards busts rogue trader in fake designer handbag raid

30 January 2019

The traders garage was packed to the rafters. Officers seized 776 fake handbags and merchandise including Chanel, Mulberry, Gucci, Louis Vitton, Michael Kors and Prada.

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Counterfeit goods seized by Kent CC Trading Standards

29 January 2019

Two men caught selling counterfeit clothing at a Kent market have been given suspended prison sentences.

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Suspected illegal cigarettes seized from Elswick shop in crackdown on counterfeit goods

23 January 2019

Police officers and Trading Standards searched the shop in Elswick and found of box of cigarettes believed to be counterfeit

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£12k of fake clothing and cigarettes seized in Dundee

19 January 2019

Trading Standards Scotland (TSS) worked with council officers and police to execute a warrant at an address in the city.

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Result! Thousands of counterfeit and unsafe goods seized

18 January 2019

A joint operation between the National Trading Standards Regional Investigations Team Central England, Birmingham Trading Standards, West Midlands Police and partners including the Anti-Counterfeiting Group (ACG), the National Markets Group (NMG) and brand representatives, has resulted in the seizure of £2.5 million worth of counterfeit and unsafe products including clothing, jewellery and cosmetics.

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Huge £2.5 MILLION haul of fake and 'unsafe' Chanel, Armarni and GHD products seized

18 January 2019

It took officers two days to clear out Digbeth warehouse full of counterfeit perfumes, clothes and footwear

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2,300 items of counterfeit goods found in Chapel St Leonards shop

18 January 2019

Trading Standards Officers raided the Bling shop in Trunch Lane, Chapel St Leonards.

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Gwent Police seize cigarettes in counterfeit goods operation

17 January 2019

Two people have since been arrested – a man, 66, from the Blaenavon area; and a woman, 46, from the Abergavenny area.

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About ACG

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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