Pi­rate pants warn­ing as Bor­der Force seizes 80,000 packs of fake Calvin Kleins

The Daily Telegraph - - News -

 Coun­ter­feit Calvin Klein un­der­pants worth £1.5mil­lion were seized by Bor­der Force of­fi­cers af­ter be­ing smug­gled into Bri­tain.

The seizure of 82,320 packs of the fake de­signer un­der­wear in re­cent weeks has prompted a warn­ing to bar­gain-hunt­ing Christ­mas shop­pers.

It comes on top of the dis­cov­ery of 1,440 coun­ter­feit Su­perdry hoodie tops worth £100,000, 450 fake Dyson fans and Ap­ple charg­ers worth £180,000, along with 2,112 Spi­derman, Poke­mon and Hello Kitty hand-held fans worth more than £30,000. In a two-day op­er­a­tion at East Mid­lands Air­port in Novem­ber, Bor­der Force of­fi­cers seized 5,767 items with an es­ti­mated re­tail value of £2.6mil­lion. Among these were Louis Vuit­ton, Diesel, Hublot and Bulgari watches, Nike train­ers and foot­ball tops.

Sean Gigg, Bor­der Force higher of­fi­cer at Southamp­ton Dock, warned shop­pers to be­ware of coun­ter­feit mer­chan­dise. He said: “Nat­u­rally at Christ­mas we are go­ing to see a lot more coun­ter­feits be­ing in­ter­cepted. You think you are buy­ing a gen­uine prod­uct but it’s not re­ally, it’s a coun­ter­feit prod­uct that hasn’t been tested for safety stan­dards.”

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