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Latest News - 02/2019

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Named and shamed - the Oxford shop selling 'dangerous' fake cigarettes

26 February 2019

Fake cigarettes operation in Oxford busted in undercover sting

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How counterfeit cigarettes containing pesticides and arsenic make it to our streets

25 February 2019

Almost 45 billion fake cigarettes, which can contain arsenic, pesticides and rat poison, are smoked in the UK each year. Oliver Bennett speaks to the man smoking out the smugglers...

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Inside Britain’s Black Market: Lab where counterfeit Xanax is mass produced

22 February 2019

Black market dealer who makes fake pills in a CEMENT MIXER admits he has no qualms about selling illegal Xanax to teens - as documentary reveals children as young as 14 are getting hooked.

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5,000 illegal cigs found by police in raid

22 February 2019

TRADING Standards officers seized more than 5,000 illegal cigarettes and 70 packets of hand-rolling tobacco because they were either counterfeit or illicit after a raid on a retail premises in Worcester.

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Arctic Monkeys and Motorhead trademarks breached in counterfeiting operation

22 February 2019

FIVE members of a Bradford family have narrowly escaped going to prison for their role in a £500,000 counterfeit clothing conspiracy.

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Around 20 shops selling counterfeit tobacco & alcohol in Kent.

21 February 2019

Trading Standards believe they are supplying illegal products that are dangerous to the consumer.

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Organised crime & counterfeit goods go hand in hand

20 February 2019

The north-east’s organised crime unit use a range of tactics to disrupt gangs and meet monthly with housing bosses, trading standards chiefs and others to think of ways of making their lives difficult.

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Valentine's. A day of romance... an opportunity for counterfeiters

14 February 2019

Valentine’s Day is approaching a £1 billion industry, with most of our affection shown with gifts and presents.

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Fined for selling counterfeit goods: Dagenham Sunday Market trader who gave customers a bum deal

13 February 2019

Lauren Selby, 28, from Billericay, Essex, flogged the counterfeit designer toilet trainers alongside other fake Chanel accessories on her stall.

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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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