Fake pants and gifts flood into UK ports
Counterfeit goods including more than £1.5 million worth of Calvin Klein underpants are among thousands of fake items seized by Border Force officers in the run-up to Christmas.
Shoppers are being warned against buying cheap fake goods during the festive season.
Among the items seized at UK ports and airports in recent weeks were 82,320 Calvin Klein underpants worth approximately £1.5million and 1,440 Superdry hoodie tops worth approximately £100,000 at Southampton port.
Also found at the Hampshire port were 450 counterfeit Dyson fans and Apple chargers worth approximately £182,500
Immigration minister Brandon Lewis said: “The international trade in counterfeits is linked to serious and organised crime and undercuts honest traders, damaging our economy.”