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Latest News - Organised crime

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Bishop Auckland woman in court for selling counterfeit trainers on Facebook

08 April 2019

Investigations found evidence that the defendant had been actively involved in the sale of counterfeit clothing and accessories from at least January 2018.

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Suspected counterfeit Nike and Hugo Boss clothing worth £25,000 seized from Newcastle shop

08 April 2019

Officers at Newcastle City Council swooped on the shop in the east of the city on Wednesday and Thursday following an intelligence-led operation.

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Con man who sold counterfeit trainers is sentenced

04 April 2019

As well as being forced to carry out 200 hours of unpaid work, Akinsola who was sentenced on March 29, was told he may be forced to pay a fine of £8630 under the Proceeds of Crime Act.

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New Deal for Consumers: European Commission welcomes provisional agreement on strengthening EU consumer protection rules

02 April 2019

The European Parliament and the Council have reached a provisional agreement on stronger and better enforced consumer protection rules.

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Council Crackdown on counterfeit cigarettes, sportswear and dangerous electricals from being sold online

01 April 2019

A Teesside Live investigation has uncovered sales on an industrial-scale.

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Sentence for fraudster who sold £52k of fake Disney products

30 March 2019

Andrejs Ozolins used Amazon and Ebay to sell clothes and accessories featuring Walt Disney characters.

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Warning issued about counterfeit alcohol & cigarettes after illegal factory uncovered

30 March 2019

Gardaí said factory produce could have caused loss to exchequer of €25 million

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Gloucester man in court after counterfeit goods are found in boot of Vauxhall Astra

29 March 2019

Gloucestershire Trading Standards removed £630 of fake goods from the streets.

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Two arrests following Watford Market crackdown

28 March 2019

Police seized suspected stolen goods such as mobile phones – and suspected counterfeit goods including handbags.

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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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