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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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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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The potentially dangerous toys and counterfeit goods seized from Newcastle city centre shop

12 February 2019

The imitated cushions and pillows were poorly-made counterfeits which have no place in our high-street shops.

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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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£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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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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Membership with the ACG is the best way to work with government and enforcement bodies to protect your brand. Our Roadshows and training days help you reach out to police, trading standards and border force officers and tell them about your genuine products.

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