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Fake Xanax: Anxiety drug deaths an 'escalating crisis'

04 February 2019

Joe McCrisken says he is signing off an alprazolam-related death nearly once a week. He says "most of the deaths" are caused by counterfeit versions of Xanax, the brand name for the drug alprazolam.

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Fake fags investigation in Handsworth after £8,000 haul seized

01 February 2019

An investigation has been launched into the supply of fake cigarettes in Handsworth as it was revealed £8,000 worth of smuggled and counterfeit goods were seized from the back of a white Transit.

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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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Suspected illegal cigarettes seized from Elswick shop in crackdown on counterfeit goods

23 January 2019

Police officers and Trading Standards searched the shop in Elswick and found of box of cigarettes believed to be counterfeit

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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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Huge £2.5 MILLION haul of fake and 'unsafe' Chanel, Armarni and GHD products seized

18 January 2019

It took officers two days to clear out Digbeth warehouse full of counterfeit perfumes, clothes and footwear

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2,300 items of counterfeit goods found in Chapel St Leonards shop

18 January 2019

Trading Standards Officers raided the Bling shop in Trunch Lane, Chapel St Leonards.

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Gwent Police seize cigarettes in counterfeit goods operation

17 January 2019

Two people have since been arrested – a man, 66, from the Blaenavon area; and a woman, 46, from the Abergavenny area.

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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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