Fake pants and gifts flood into UK ports

The Press and Journal (Moray) - - NEWS -

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.”

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