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Latest News - Organised crime

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Manchester police raids seize counterfeits worth £7.5million

12 March 2020

Manchester police raids seize counterfeit bags and clothes 'worth £7.5m'

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ACG Conference 2019

08 November 2019

ACG Conference 2019 attracted over 100 delegates and 15 speakers for a full day of interesting debate and presentations.

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Gucci, Burberry, Nike and Apple among counterfeit goods seized before Christmas

22 December 2019

That haul - at a Revenue and Customs pre-clearance centre - was worth at least £840,000.

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Beware, that counterfeit Christmas gift could be funding modern slavery

20 December 2019

Buying counterfeit Christmas gifts has much wider implications than many imagine. Eighty-three per cent of all fakes come from South East Asia and are the result of workers, including children, held in some of the world’s worst sweatshop factories.

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Dodgy dealer told to pay £6,000 for flogging fake designer clothes at Dagenham Sunday Market

13 December 2019

Trading standards officers seized 436 items of clothing with Ralph Lauren and Nike logos including jumpers, t-shirts and tracksuits.

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Shoppers warned about dangerous counterfeit goods

10 December 2019

Budgets are stretched and stores are selling out, so some shoppers might be tempted to look at cheaper versions available online or in the high street. But this is also where counterfeit traders are taking advantage and cashing in.

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Havering's Trading Standards officers urge residents to be safe when buying gifts this Christmas

10 December 2019

The council warns that purchasing fake goods, even unwittingly, means you could be supporting criminal activity.

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Shop owner fined after sniffer dogs find tobacco in 'secret compartments'

09 December 2019

A Coventry shop owner has been ordered to pay almost £2,000 for selling counterfeit and smuggled cigarettes.

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Sale of fake designer goods funding INLA

09 December 2019

The Irish National Liberation Army (INLA) are using the sale of fake designer goods to fund the paramilitary group according to the Gardai and PSNI.

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True cost of so-called bargains

09 December 2019

In recent years, trading standards officers across the region have seized millions of pounds worth of fake goods.

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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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