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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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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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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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Police seize dozens of fake trainers from Stoke-on-Trent market

06 January 2019

The counterfeit shoes were seized from Hanley's Sunday Market by Staffordshire Police.

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ACG appear on BBC News

24 December 2018

ACG appeared on the 6 o’clock and the 10 o’clock News on Sunday 23 December to highlight the problem of counterfeit goods which are flooding UK towns and cities.

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40,000 counterfeit Audi, Mercedes and Range Rover car badges seized

20 December 2018

The badge logos were being sold online via eBay and Amazon.

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Cannabis and counterfeit clothes seized from Walsall's Bescot Market

17 December 2018

Bags of cannabis and hundreds of suspected fake clothes, trainers, perfume and jewellery were seized in a pre-Christmas raid on a Walsall market.

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Warning! 1000s of counterfeit goods seized by UK Border Force - and how to spot them

12 December 2018

Border Force seized millions of fake electronics, dodgy designer clothes and counterfeit football shirts last year and the products can be dangerous

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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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