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News Round-Up 2/8/2012

Posted by admin on Feb 8, 2012 8:34:06 AM
Gucci, Prada, Fendi, Morphine: The Threat of Counterfeit Drugs in Mongolia


Mongolia sees its fair share of counterfeit products cross the border. But while fake Louis Vuitton toilet seats and Prada car seat covers seem to harm little more than Mongolia's fashion integrity, there are a series of more dangerous counterfeit products making their into the country.
A UNDP report revealed that between 10-13% of the world's drugs are counterfeit, and an estimated criminal profit of USD 35 billion is made each year from sales of the fake drugs. Mongolia is in a vulnerable position, between the two largest producers of counterfeit medicines, China and Russia.

For the complete story, please visit The UB Post.

Seized: $5 Million in Fake Super Bowl Souvenirs


The New England Patriots aren’t the only ones who had a bad Super Bowl Sunday. Counterfeiters and vendors trying to make a buck hawking fake NFL t-shirts, caps and souvenirs, found themselves in the cross hairs of a federal crackdown that seized more than $5 million in counterfeit NFL goods, according to federal officials.

The nationwide, multi-agency law enforcement operation targeted stores, flea markets and street vendors selling knock-off, game-related sportswear in Indianapolis, and throughout the country.

For the complete story, please visit ABC News.

4 Nabbed in Karachi Pharma Factory Raid


Police conducted a raid on a pharmaceutical factory manufacturing fake medicines in the city and arrested at least four people including the owners.
Police conducted raid on a pharmaceutical factory located in Malir cantt area of Gulshan Mehran and seized fake drugs and fertilizers, according to Deputy Commissioner Malir Shaukat Jokhio.

For the complete story, please visit Pakistan Today.

Accused Delaware Bootlegger Charged with Counterfeiting CD's, DVD's


A Delaware man faces charges he "bootlegged" nearly 1,400 CDs and DVDs, including several movies which have not yet been released for home viewing and are still playing in theatres.

New Castle County Police say they discovered discs with titles such as The Grey, Redtails and Girl with the Dragon Tattoo when they carried out the recent arrest at a home on Becker Avenue in the Woodcrest community near Wilmington. 

For the complete story, please visit NewsWorks.

Topics: Digital Media, Luxury Goods, Consumer Goods, In the Headlines