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The owner of a Tamworth shop has been sentenced after over 12,000 illegal cigarettes and 5kg of hand rolling tobacco were seized in just 12 months.
A couple produced and sold hundreds of fake bus and train passes in a £50,000 fraud
According to a report by the Local Government Association (LGA) many of the counterfeit versions contain dangerous substances including lead, mercury, cyanide, arsenic and paint-stripper which can have toxic effects on vital organs.
A rogue trader peddling fake watches was snared just before boarding a helicopter at the city’s airport.
City centre shopkeeper hit with £1.3k court bill after this secret stash of dodgy tobacco found hidden in wall
He pleaded guilty to copyright offences for illegally creating and distributing karaoke tracks online without permission. Digitop have estimated their loss to be £485,000, while Sunfly Karaoke Ltd’s loss is projected to be £29,593
A shop worker has been jailed for his part in selling thousands of packets of illegal counterfeit cigarettes with potential health risks at two Hereford shops.
Dodgy gear worth hundreds of thousands of pounds found in swoops
The amount of fake vehicle parts available on the market is on the rise. A recent study from the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) estimated that more than €2 billion is lost every year due to counterfeit tyres and batteries alone.
Flintshire County Council Trading Standards took rogue trader to court where he pleaded guilty to 7 charges of supplying and possessing counterfeit goods under the Trade Marks Act 1994.
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