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OpSec News Round-Up 7/28/11

Posted by admin on Jul 28, 2011 7:01:51 AM
£3 million Chinese Smuggling Operation Bust, Over 11 Million Counterfeit Cigarettes Seized by Custom Officers


Imported from China, the ultimate destination was the black market outlets in UK. But unfortunately, the destination was never reached.

Around 11.3 million counterfeit cigarettes were seized midway by the custom duty officials, with a £3 million smuggling operation by a Chinese gang going bust. Supposedly, this was the biggest smuggling captures in the North East.

For full story, please visit Institute of International Trade.

Special Advice Sessions to Warn Carlisle Shoppers About Counterfeit Goods


Shoppers will be able to get advice about the dangers of counterfeit goods and scams at special events being held in Carlisle this week.

Trading Standards leaders will be challenging consumers to ‘Spot the Fake’ in a competition to see if they can identify the counterfeit competition against the real deal.

To read more, please visit News & Star.

Canada Goose Takes Steps to Fight Counterfeiting


Canada Goose, a manufacturer of extreme weather outerwear made in Canada and known for its high-quality, high performance and iconic style, has taken steps to fight the growing number of counterfeit Canada Goose products available, and recently won a significant victory against China.

For full story, please visit Apparel Magazine.

Zumba Fights Counterfeiting of Licensed Apparel


Zumba Fitness, LLC, the largest dance-fitness company in the world, announced it has increased pursuit of legal and legislative initiatives to combat unauthorized brand use, counterfeiting and pirating. The heightened activity reflects the company's commitment to protecting the jobs, well-being and safety of Zumba instructors and enthusiasts around the world and proprietary Zumba brand fitness programs and products.

To read more, please visit Apparel Magazine.

Fake Goods Benefit Homeless People on Teesside


Trading standards officials at Redcar and Cleveland Council have confiscated what they describe as a "mountain" of items over the past few years.

The haul includes counterfeit film, music and games discs, as well as clothing and electrical equipment.

For full story, please visit BBC News.

Food and Drugs Board Nabs Fake Drug Dealer in Upper East


Bolgatanga, July 27, GNA - The Food and Drugs Board (FDB), with the assistance of the police, have arrested one Issah Abdul-Rauf, alleged to be a retailer of fake anti-malaria drugs in the Bolgatanga Municipality.

For more on this story, please visit Ghana News Agency.

Modesto Flea Market Raid Nabs 39 in Counterfeiting Ring


Thirty-nine people were arrested and more than 260,000 counterfeit DVDs and CDs were seized in a raid at the Seventh Street Flea Market in Modesto this week.

FBI investigators from Sacramento and state and local law enforcement officials confiscated the Spanish-language CDs and DVDs during the bust Monday morning, said FBI spokesman Steve Dupre. The raid was the culmination of a nine-month FBI investigation into counterfeiting and illegal sales of DVDs and CDs in the area.

To read more, please visit The Modesto Bee.

RCMP Seize Counterfeit-Label Shoes Near Quebec City


MONTREAL - The RCMP have delivered a major blow to a counterfeit-label shoe distribution ring, seizing 4,000 pairs of illegal footwear at a warehouse near Quebec City.

Police were led to the storage facility after conducting a raid in which 3,400 pairs of bogus-label shoes were found in a container destined for the warehouse.

To read the full article, please visit Montreal Gazette.

Lakewood Man Arrested After Probe Links Him to $1.6 Million Counterfeit Shirt Scheme


LAKEWOOD — A township man was nabbed Tuesday with a warehouse full of counterfeit Ralph Lauren Polo shirts valued at about $1.6 million after he tried selling much of the merchandise to an undercover agent working for the popular fashion designer according to prosecutors.

For full story, please visit The Asbury Park Press.

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