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Fake shampoo factory busted, four arrested

January 27

Fake shampoo factory busted, four arrested

Fake shampoo factory busted, four arrested

Uttar Pradesh: Inter-state gang selling adulterated liquor with fake labels busted, 12 arrested in Muzaffarnagar

January 25

Along with Muzaffarnagar and adjoining areas, the gang was active in Aligarh and Haridwar too, Senior Superintendent of Police Abhishek Yadav told newsmen here. with the arrest of 12 persons from Khatoli, police here Tuesday claimed to have busted an interstate gang allegedly involved in smuggling and selling adulterated liquor as branded drinks after repackaging …

Uttar Pradesh: Inter-state gang selling adulterated liquor with fake labels busted, 12 arrested in Muzaffarnagar

Important news for the fans of branded beauty products, the merchant was doing something like this

January 24

Important news for the fans of branded beauty products, the merchant was doing something like this

Important news for the fans of branded beauty products, the merchant was doing something like this

Counterfeit Medicines | Important decision! Now confirm by QR code the identification of genuine and counterfeit drugs, new rules will apply

January 22

Counterfeit Medicines | Important decision!

Counterfeit Medicines | Important decision! Now confirm by QR code the identification of genuine and counterfeit drugs, new rules will apply

Illegal tobacco seized from hidey-hole in shop ceiling

January 21

Illegal tobacco seized from hidey-hole in shop ceiling

Illegal tobacco seized from hidey-hole in shop ceiling

Three arrested for counterfeit goods, articles in Warangal

January 20

Three arrested for counterfeit goods, articles in Warangal

Three arrested for counterfeit goods, articles in Warangal

Fake liquor worth 10 lakhs recovered from an illegal warehouse of Raj Ground

January 19

Fake liquor worth 10 lakhs recovered from an illegal warehouse of Raj Ground

Fake liquor worth 10 lakhs recovered from an illegal warehouse of Raj Ground

FDA: counterfeit sanitizer in Taloja factory; Stocks worth Rs 18 lakh confiscated

January 18

FDA: counterfeit sanitizer in Taloja factory; Stocks worth Rs 18 lakh confiscated

FDA: counterfeit sanitizer in Taloja factory; Stocks worth Rs 18 lakh confiscated

KZN Premier condemns economic sabotage after R1 billion fake goods seized

January 17

KZN Premier condemns economic sabotage after R1 billion fake goods seized

KZN Premier condemns economic sabotage after R1 billion fake goods seized

Philadelphia CBP Intercepts Fake COVID Vax Card – One of 30K Seized Nationally

January 15

Philadelphia CBP Intercepts Fake COVID Vax Card – One of 30K Seized Nationally

Philadelphia CBP Intercepts Fake COVID Vax Card – One of 30K Seized Nationally

Nigerian startups help fight the scourge of fake medicines

January 14

Nigerian startups help fight the scourge of fake medicines

Nigerian startups help fight the scourge of fake medicines

A grocery shop in a Herefordshire town has lost its license to sell alcohol after trading in bootleg cigarettes.

January 13

A grocery shop in a Herefordshire town has lost its license to sell alcohol after trading in bootleg cigarettes.

A grocery shop in a Herefordshire town has lost its license to sell alcohol after trading in bootleg cigarettes.

Women have purchased counterfeit beauty products

January 12

17% of women have knowingly purchased a counterfeit product online,

Women have purchased counterfeit beauty products

More than 650,000 illegal cigarettes seized from Banbury house

January 11

More than 650,000 smuggled and fake cigarettes have been found after officers raided an Oxfordshire home.

More than 650,000 illegal cigarettes seized from Banbury house

PEW destroys seized spurious liquor near Tiruchi

January 10

Prohibition and Enforcement Wing (PEW) personnel of Tiruverumbur unit destroyed as many as 4,310 bottles containing fake liquor

PEW destroys seized spurious liquor near Tiruchi

CBP Seizes Shipment Containing 50,000 Fake Apple AirPods, 920 Nintendo Video Game Consoles From China

January 8

Customs agents working at the Port of Houston seized a shipment containing 50,000 fake Apple AirPods

CBP Seizes Shipment Containing 50,000 Fake Apple AirPods, 920 Nintendo Video Game Consoles From China

Fake Armani and Gucci items seized at Swanley market after the crackdown on counterfeit goods

January 7

A crackdown on the sale of counterfeit goods has seen fake Armani and Gucci items seized at Swanley Market.

Fake Armani and Gucci items seized at Swanley market after the crackdown on counterfeit goods

Chicago CBP Intercept Various Illicit Products During FY 21

January 6

During Fiscal Year 2021, which ran from October

Chicago CBP Intercept Various Illicit Products During FY 21

Rajasthan: Shops selling fake branded electronic items raided

January 5

Barmer police raided two shops in Barmer and Balotara for selling fake electronic items of branded companies.

Rajasthan: Shops selling fake branded electronic items raided

Fake cement manufacturing unit busted in Odisha’s Jagatpur

January 4

CUTTACK: In a major crackdown, the Commissionerate police on Monday busted a fake cement manufacturing unit at Champati village within Jagatpur police limits. 

Fake cement manufacturing unit busted in Odisha’s Jagatpur

Fake Tobacco Products Worth Rs 8 Lakh Seized In Baranga

January 3

A joint team of Odisha Crime Branch’s Special Task Force (STF) and Cuttack Commissionerate Police busted a unit engaged in the manufacturing and sale of fake/ duplicate zarda (tobacco) products at Dahapatna area under Baranga police limits on Friday night. As per preliminary reports, fake zarda and tobacco materials weighing 2.5 quintals were seized from …

Fake Tobacco Products Worth Rs 8 Lakh Seized In Baranga

Counterfeit alcohol ‘not intended for human consumption’ seized in Walsall

December 31

More than 80 bottles of counterfeit alcohol have been seized following a recent Black Country raid.

Counterfeit alcohol ‘not intended for human consumption’ seized in Walsall

Fake sanitizers hit Bhopal market, unit making

December 28

BHOPAL: Amidst speculations of a third wave of Covid-19, Ratibad police on Tuesday night raided a herbal products manufacturing unit and seized large quantities of spurious sanitizer being illegally packaged and sold in the name of branded companies.

Fake sanitizers hit Bhopal market, unit making

Fake Armani and Gucci items seized at Swanley market after crackdown on counterfeit goods

December 27

market after crackdown on counterfeit goods

Fake Armani and Gucci items seized at Swanley market after crackdown on counterfeit goods

Fake ‘Nandini’ ghee seized in Bengaluru

December 23

busting of a fake Nandini manufacturing unit in Mysuru, KMF teams have been visiting shops to check for substandard ghee sold under its brand.

Fake ‘Nandini’ ghee seized in Bengaluru

Drugs worth over Rs 500 crore seized in Manipur town, one arrested

December 22

The seized drugs include heroin powder weighing approximately 54 kg worth Rs 108 crore and 154 kg of methamphetamine worth Rs 400 crore.

Drugs worth over Rs 500 crore seized in Manipur town, one arrested

TN police bust two spurious liquor blending units

December 21

The Enforcement Wing of the Tamil Nadu police on Saturday unearthed two spurious liquor manufacturing units and seized a large quantity of liquor bottles with fake labels, holograms and other machinery in Chengalpet district.

TN police bust two spurious liquor blending units

Factory preparing fake body lotion, shampoo busted

December 18

The CIA-2 unit of the Ambala police busted another factory manufacturing fake shampoo and body lotion here today.

Factory preparing fake body lotion, shampoo busted

Samsung busts counterfeit TV racket in Delhi

December 13

Infringing and counterfeit products are estimated to be worth over Rs. 1.5 crore, fraudulently sold under the trademark ‘SAMSUNG’ were recovered.

Samsung busts counterfeit TV racket in Delhi

Fake liquor worth 15 lakhs was seized in Satna of Madhya Pradesh.

December 11

Police have arrested two people in the case. Along with this, a huge quantity of holograms, wrapper liquor bottles, etc. has been seized.

Fake liquor worth 15 lakhs was seized in Satna of Madhya Pradesh.

Fake perfumes and cosmetics, more than 15 kilometers of goods seized – Chronicle

December 10

Almost eight hundred thousand between perfumes, cosmetics, labels, and oils seized. If you put them all in a row you would exceed the 15 kilometers of goods.

Fake perfumes and cosmetics, more than 15 kilometers of goods seized – Chronicle

Andhra Pradesh: Fake agriculture inputs sale to invite tough action

December 9

criminal action against dealers and companies found supplying spurious seeds and fertilizers.

Andhra Pradesh: Fake agriculture inputs sale to invite tough action

Factories making fake Dettol raided as UAE steps efforts to end counterfeit goods trade

December 8

Fraudsters ramped up the manufacture of fake masks and sanitizer during the pandemic – and authorities are clamping down hard

Factories making fake Dettol raided as UAE steps efforts to end counterfeit goods trade

Fake liquor processing premises raided, items worth RM5.327mil seized

December 7

The General Operations Force (PGA) seized counterfeit liquor worth RM5.327mil including unpaid taxes during a raid in Jalan Seri Wangi, Masai, here.

Fake liquor processing premises raided, items worth RM5.327mil seized

CBP seizes $30 million shipments of fake handbags and clothing ahead of holidays

December 6

US customs officers have seized a container filled with more than $30 million worth of fake designer bags and cloths.

CBP seizes $30 million shipments of fake handbags and clothing ahead of holidays

1,852 fertiliser bags seized in Jalalabad

December 3

5,000 bags of urea seized too during godown raid

1,852 fertiliser bags seized in Jalalabad

COVID vax counterfeiting is a growing problem

December 2

Labels of used Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine vials that were removed by a health worker to prevent counterfeiting are stuck on a box at a vaccination center.

COVID vax counterfeiting is a growing problem

Counterfeit medical devices: on the rise during Covid-19?

December 1

While counterfeiting has long been an issue in the pharma supply chain, the impact of sham medical devices is less well known.

Counterfeit medical devices: on the rise during Covid-19?

Fake Apple Goods Seized

November 30

The manager of an intellectual property services company has filed a complaint against five mobile shop owners at Rahul Towers on Anandnagar road for selling duplicate Apple accessories as genuine. Accessories worth Rs 4,29,500 were seized from the five shops.Vishal Singh Jadeja (41), resident of Madhukunj Society, Maninagar, is a manager with Griffin Intellectual Property …

Fake Apple Goods Seized

As holiday shopping begins, experts warn of counterfeit toys, online scams

November 29

Consumer advocates are warning U.S. shoppers about inadvertently purchasing counterfeit toys this holiday season, cautioning in a new report that many of the knock-off products, which are widely distributed online, could contain hidden hazards for children.

As holiday shopping begins, experts warn of counterfeit toys, online scams

Wine makers ask Pb to check spurious liquor

November 27

Chandigarh: The International Spirits and Wines Association of India (ISWAI), apex body of the premium alcoholic beverages sector, has requested the Punjab government for checks and enforcement to counter the trade of illicit and spurious liquor.

Wine makers ask Pb to check spurious liquor

Department of Homeland Security warns of fake products sold online

November 26

More and more people are going online to do their holiday shopping.
While it is convenient, it can also be dangerous.

Department of Homeland Security warns of fake products sold online

Authorities seize over seven tons of fake ‘Pokémon’ cards

November 25

The counterfeit Pokémon card haul weighs more than a fully-grown African elephant

Authorities seize over seven tons of fake ‘Pokémon’ cards

BOC seizes PHP2.5-B worth of counterfeit goods in Pasay

November 24

MANILA – The Bureau of Customs (BOC) on Saturday reported the seizure of approximately PHP2.5 billion worth of counterfeit goods in Pasay City.

BOC seizes PHP2.5-B worth of counterfeit goods in Pasay

Police seize more than 17,500 illegal items during Oxford Street raids

November 23

police have seized an “astonishing” collection of fake designer goods and illegal products in pre-Christmas raids on Oxford Street.

Police seize more than 17,500 illegal items during Oxford Street raids

3 held for selling fake protein supplements with labels of top firms

November 22

Noida: Three persons have been arrested for alleged production and sale of fake steroids and protein supplements following a raid on a Badalpur-based factory on Saturday.

3 held for selling fake protein supplements with labels of top firms

Car Makers Want eBay to Stop Sales of Airbags – Citing Continuous Problems with Fake & Dangerous Items

November 20

The Automotive Anti-Counterfeiting Council (A2C2) is urging eBay to halt the sale of all supplemental restraint system (SRS) airbags and components on its marketplace, calling it the only effective way of preventing the sale of dangerous counterfeit airbags on the site.

Car Makers Want eBay to Stop Sales of Airbags – Citing Continuous Problems with Fake & Dangerous Items

10 million online ads for counterfeit products

November 19

Nearly 10 million online ads for counterfeit products were removed by manufacturers between July and October, the French organisation Unifab announced on Wednesday following a survey of its members.

10 million online ads for counterfeit products

Counterfeit items worth more than $62,000 seized by Homeland Security Investigations

November 18

Black Friday is just two weeks from now. Besides the expected shopping frenzy that will keep retailers in the black, it’s also the time to be on high alert. Law enforcement with Homeland Security Investigations are keeping a close eye out for counterfeit items.

Counterfeit items worth more than $62,000 seized by Homeland Security Investigations

DEA warns of dangers of

November 17

The DEA is encouraging families to talk with their kids about the dangers of counterfeit pills.

DEA warns of dangers of

5 arrested as Special Cell busts interstate fake notes racket

November 16

New Delhi: The Special Cell of Delhi Police on Sunday busted an interstate syndicate of fake Indian currency notes (FICN) and arrested five people.

5 arrested as Special Cell busts interstate fake notes racket

Dulles CBP Officers Seize more than $1 Million in Counterfeit Consumer Goods

November 15

Shipments with a voluminous amount of counterfeit consumer goods are usually transported in maritime cargo, so it was a bit surprising when Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers encountered two women who arrived at Washington Dulles International Airport recently from Qatar with 806 counterfeit items packed into 21 checked suitcases.

Dulles CBP Officers Seize more than $1 Million in Counterfeit Consumer Goods

CBP at the LA/Long Beach seaport reports record-breaking year for seizures of counterfeit and prohibited merchandise

November 13

In Fiscal Year 2021, CBP at the LA/Long Beach Seaport seized More Than $760 Million in Counterfeit and Prohibited Products, a 652% increase

CBP at the LA/Long Beach seaport reports record-breaking year for seizures of counterfeit and prohibited merchandise

2 held with 3,959 cartons of spurious liquor

November 12

The Mohali police have arrested two persons and recovered 3,959 cartons of spurious liquor from a godown at Moharra village near Ambala Cantonment in Haryana.

2 held with 3,959 cartons of spurious liquor

Fake COVID vaccine card market booms as mandates grow;what authorities are doing to stop it

November 11

CHICAGO (WLS) — There is a dangerous, booming black market for fake COVID vaccine cards as mandates to show proof of vaccination continues to grow.

Fake COVID vaccine card market booms as mandates grow;what authorities are doing to stop it

Police seize fake goods after raiding Bescot Sunday Market

November 10

Police and Walsall Council trading standards officers swooped on Bescot Market and seized fake clothes and goods.

Police seize fake goods after raiding Bescot Sunday Market

Fake mineral water jars seized by city police

November 9

Guwahati, Nov 8: At around 11.30 am on Monday one Mr. Jakir Husaain (Vehicle No: AS-14-AC-0537) was caught by Noonmati Police carrying duplicate 20 ltr water jars of “Bailley Packaged Drinking Water” (a product of Parle Agro Pvt. Ltd. manufactured and marketed by Uday Agro Products Private Ltd, Guwahati).

Fake mineral water jars seized by city police

50 tonnes of counterfeit products destroyed

November 8

The Commerce Ministry’s General Department of Consumer Protection, Competition and Fraud Repression in cooperation with the Interior Ministry’s Counter-Counterfeit Committee, on Saturday destroyed 50 tonnes of seized counterfeit products.

50 tonnes of counterfeit products destroyed

Raid on Ludhiana godown, 8,000 litres of fake fertiliser seized

November 3

The flying squad of the agriculture department on Monday conducted a raid and seized 8,070 litres of bogus biofertiliser worth over ₹76 lakh from an unauthorised godown at a grain market near the Gill Road

Raid on Ludhiana godown, 8,000 litres of fake fertiliser seized

Louisville CBP Seizes Counterfeit Designer Watches Worth $26.86M

November 2

LOUISVILLE, Ky— One of the most common counterfeited items that is seized by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers are watches. On September 10, CBP officers in Louisville seized 2,168 counterfeit designer watches with a MSRP of $57.84 million.

Louisville CBP Seizes Counterfeit Designer Watches Worth $26.86M

Fake Port Chester business deposits $1.6M in counterfeit checks

November 1

A New Jersey man was arrested Oct. 20 for allegedly setting up a phony jewelry business in Port Chester and depositing nearly $1.6 million in counterfeit checks in his bank accounts.

Fake Port Chester business deposits $1.6M in counterfeit checks

Over P500M worth of fake goods confiscated in Manila, Cavite

October 30

Two warehouses in Binondo and the town of Tanza in Cavite were raided by the Bureau of Customs, NBI, and the Philippine Coast Guard after receiving information that fake goods were allegedly being hidden there.

Over P500M worth of fake goods confiscated in Manila, Cavite

Raid on Ludhiana godown, 8,000 litres of fake fertiliser seized

October 29

The flying squad of the agriculture department on Monday conducted a raid and seized 8,070 litres of bogus biofertiliser worth over ₹76 lakh from an unauthorised godown at a grain market near the Gill Road

Raid on Ludhiana godown, 8,000 litres of fake fertiliser seized

Five Gets A Year In Jail For Selling Counterfeit Vehicle Spare Parts: Bahrain

October 28

Manama The Daily Tribune — vnvw.newsofbahrain.com The minor criminal court jail. five peps, for one-year a. deported four for selling counterfeit automotive parts in the Kingdom.

Five Gets A Year In Jail For Selling Counterfeit Vehicle Spare Parts: Bahrain

Virginia woman sentenced for ‘staggering’ $32M coupon scam

October 27

Investigators seized more than $1 million worth of phony coupons at the house of alleged scammer Lori Ann Talens in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Virginia woman sentenced for ‘staggering’ $32M coupon scam

Fake, substandard vaccines and medicines spell trouble for controlling Covid-19

October 26

A notable rallying cry that emerged early during the Covid-19 pandemic was “flatten the curve.” It reflected the reality that hospitals lacked the resources, knowledge, and therapies to accommodate everyone in need.

Fake, substandard vaccines and medicines spell trouble for controlling Covid-19

Dulles CBP Officers Seize more than $1 Million in Counterfeit Consumer Goods

October 25

STERLING, Va. – Shipments with a voluminous amount of counterfeit consumer goods are usually transported in maritime cargo, so it was a bit surprising when Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers encountered two women who arrived at Washington Dulles International Airport recently from Qatar with 806 counterfeit items packed into 21 checked suitcases.

Dulles CBP Officers Seize more than $1 Million in Counterfeit Consumer Goods

IIM-Ahmedabad alumnus arrested for sale of fake cancer injection

October 23

MUMBAI: Investigators, probing the fake cancer drug case, recently arrested a 38- year-old Hyderabad resident for supplying the fake injections to Pooja Rana, who was arrested earlier in this case.

IIM-Ahmedabad alumnus arrested for sale of fake cancer injection

Liquor seizure: Show-cause notice served on excise official

October 21

Assistant state taxes and excise officer (ASTEO) looking after Yamuna Beverages Private Limited (YBPL), Nariwala, was served a show-cause notice today for absenting himself from duty.

Liquor seizure: Show-cause notice served on excise official

Madhya Pradesh: Fake fertiliser making factory unearthed in Morena

October 20

A joint team of district administration and police has seized 250 sacks of fake DAP fertiliser worth over Rs 1 crore from the possession of the accused.

Madhya Pradesh: Fake fertiliser making factory unearthed in Morena

Racketeers using sanitizer spirit to make liquor

October 18

Nagpur: The boom in the use of sanitizers during the lockdown has prompted racketeers to start misusing one of its key ingredients—denatured spirit—to manufacture alcohol.

Racketeers using sanitizer spirit to make liquor

£60,000 of fake Nike, Adidas, Armani, Gucci and Dior clothes and Rolex watches seized in car boot raid

October 16

Some of the dodgy traders abandoned their stalls and goods

£60,000 of fake Nike, Adidas, Armani, Gucci and Dior clothes and Rolex watches seized in car boot raid

Liquor Worth ₹ 37.80 Lakh Stored Illegally In Maharashtra Seized, 3 Arrested

October 13

The liquor was manufactured in Goa and was being stocked for sale in Maharashtra, official said.

Liquor Worth ₹ 37.80 Lakh Stored Illegally In Maharashtra Seized, 3 Arrested

UP: Fake food supplement factory busted in Muzaffarnagar, owner held

October 12

Muzaffarnagar: The police in Muzaffarnagar district of Uttar Pradesh have busted a fake food supplement factory and arrested its owner. A huge amount boxes containing of fake food supplements and powder have also been recovered.

UP: Fake food supplement factory busted in Muzaffarnagar, owner held

Huge Cache Of Fake Foreign Liquor Seized In Jharsuguda, Two Held

October 11

Jharsuguda: The State Excise Department on Saturday seized huge quantities of fake foreign liquor from Ganeshnagar village under Brajarajnagar police limits in Jharsuguda district.

Huge Cache Of Fake Foreign Liquor Seized In Jharsuguda, Two Held

Customs flags over €58 million worth of counterfeit products in 2021

October 9

Customs Malta has flagged 12 cases of counterfeit transhipment containers and 65 other domestic cases so far in 2021.

Customs flags over €58 million worth of counterfeit products in 2021

Over 900 Litres Illicit Liquor Seized In Andhra Pradesh, 44 Arrested: Police

October 8

“Eight teams consisting 400 personnel of East Godavari Police and Special Enforcement Bureau conducted search operation in eight villages,” police informed

Over 900 Litres Illicit Liquor Seized In Andhra Pradesh, 44 Arrested: Police

Accused of selling fake products in the name of Jindal Stainless, case against factory operator

October 6

Jindal Stainless (Hisar) Limited (“JSHL”) continuing its fight against infringement of its trademark, has registered a FIR against Siya Tubes

Accused of selling fake products in the name of Jindal Stainless, case against factory operator

Woman held for selling counterfeit cancer drugs

October 5

She was running pharma company in Kalyan; drugs worth Rs 67.60 lakh seized

Woman held for selling counterfeit cancer drugs

Panchkula: 4370 fake packets of Tata Tea recovered, manager of wholesale shop arrested

October 4

The police action came after a complaint after receiving a tip-off that adulterated tea was being sold in Tata Tea packets.

Panchkula: 4370 fake packets of Tata Tea recovered, manager of wholesale shop arrested

Foreign beer, liquor smuggling racket unearthed, 2 arrested in Zirakpur

October 1

With the arrest of two persons, the police and the Excise Department today claimed to have busted an organised module of international beer and liquor smuggling racket in the district.

Foreign beer, liquor smuggling racket unearthed, 2 arrested in Zirakpur

US warns of fake pills that contain deadly fentanyl

September 30

More than 9.5 million counterfeit pills were seized so far this year, more than the last two years combined.

US warns of fake pills that contain deadly fentanyl

Harman takes police help to bust fake JBL speakers racket.

September 29

It is easy to find fake copies of products from big brands across the country. At first glance, it’s hard to differentiate between original and counterfeit products as they look familiar with similar logos, design and colours.

Harman takes police help to bust fake JBL speakers racket.

Gujarat: 30 different types of drugs seized from Surat

September 28

SURAT: A team of Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) New Delhi, arrested Darshan alias Kartik Golwala and his wife Dikshita and recovered at least 30 different varieties of high-end inarcatic drugs from them.

Gujarat: 30 different types of drugs seized from Surat

Fake Malaria Drug In Edo

September 27

The Federal Operations Unit, Zone C, of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), has seized fake malaria drug, Artesunate injection zensunate, worth N9m along the Benin-Ore road.

Fake Malaria Drug In Edo

Gang arrested for manufacturing and selling counterfeit lifesaving cancer drugs

September 24

141 Pack of Spurious Life-Saving Cancer Drugs such as Palbocent-125 mg, Lenvanix-10, Osicent-80 mg, Crizocent-250 mg, and Ibrucent-140, Empty Outer Cartons, One Printing Machine, and one Spurious Drug Manufacturing Machine were recovered after the bust.

Gang arrested for manufacturing and selling counterfeit lifesaving cancer drugs

Counterfeit pesticides, fertilisers seized in Ludhiana, six booked

September 23

The trader was found selling fake chlorpyrifos, hydrochloride, fipronil and triacontanol using the name of Orchid Agro Systems, Universal Specialty Chemicals Private Limited

Counterfeit pesticides, fertilisers seized in Ludhiana, six booked

Assam: 600 cartons of illegal liquor seized in Kamrup, two held

September 20

Guwahati/IBNS: The Assam excise department have seized an illegal liquor laden truck in Assam’s Kamrup district.

Assam: 600 cartons of illegal liquor seized in Kamrup, two held

Counterfeit goods worth a massive £500m seized in UK

September 18

Counterfeit designer clothing, shoes, perfume and other goods worth an eye-watering £500m ($692m) have been seized by police in Manchester, UK.

Counterfeit goods worth a massive £500m seized in UK

Duplicate paint cans seized in Vanagaram

September 16

The Intellectual Property Right Enforcement Cell carried out raids at four shops in the city and registered cases against four persons beside seizing large quantity of duplicate of noted paints brands and related hardware items.

Duplicate paint cans seized in Vanagaram

Customs officers seize $57 million in counterfeit designer watches

September 15

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ/Press Release) – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers assigned to the Port of Louisville seized 32 separate shipments containing counterfeit designer watches worth $57.84 million.

Customs officers seize $57 million in counterfeit designer watches

West Bengal: Police Bust Fake Mobil Oil Racket in Burdwan

September 14

According to the police, the syndicate was operating the illegal trade from the Bankura Mor area of Burdwan.

West Bengal: Police Bust Fake Mobil Oil Racket in Burdwan

Fake Tata wire brand products seized in Andhra Pradesh

September 2

Tata Wiron is the brand name for Tata Steel’s global wire business, considered one of the leading steel wire manufacturers in the world

Fake Tata wire brand products seized in Andhra Pradesh

US men are-more likely than women to buy counterfeits according to new survey

September 1

Forty-six percent of consumers admitted to purchasing counterfeit goods, according to a new survey, while 30 percent admitted to knowingly purchasing a counterfeit product on more than one occasion.

US men are-more likely than women to buy counterfeits according to new survey

Police seize 1,050 bottles of illicit liquor transported illegally

September 1

Manjeshwar police seized 1,050 bottles of illicit liquor, transported illegally on an auto rickshaw here on Tuesday September 21.

Police seize 1,050 bottles of illicit liquor transported illegally

New York dealer arrested for selling ‘cookie cutter’ manufactured goods as authentic antiquities

August 31

Members of the DA’s office and Homeland Security Investigations visited the gallery and found hundreds of fake artefacts displayed on shelves and inside glass cases. They also varnish, sanders, spray paint, and earthy materials designed to add signs of age and distress, making otherwise brand new, mass-produced items look ancient

New York dealer arrested for selling ‘cookie cutter’ manufactured goods as authentic antiquities

Fake Covishield Vaccines: Odisha Govt Asks Collectors To Step Up Vigil

August 30

The Odisha Health Department has directed district collectors, municipal commissioners, chief district medical and public health officers to remain vigilant following reports of falsified Covishield vaccine and fake vaccination sessions.

Fake Covishield Vaccines: Odisha Govt Asks Collectors To Step Up Vigil

Customs agents confiscate over $53 million worth of fake designer goods

August 28

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers say they seized more than 39,000 counterfeit products in two shipments from China.

Customs agents confiscate over $53 million worth of fake designer goods

Police arrest 42 in counterfeiting operation in Salou on the Costa Dorada

August 27

POLICE on the Costa Dorada have arrested 42 people in a huge counterfeiting operation that was being run out of 46 establishments in the town of Salou

Police arrest 42 in counterfeiting operation in Salou on the Costa Dorada

Huge haul of counterfeit goods seized from Sutton shop

August 26

More than £5,000 worth of counterfeit goods were seized from a shop in Sutton after reports of counterfeit cigarettes being sold.

Huge haul of counterfeit goods seized from Sutton shop

Delhi Police busts fake ‘Lakme’ cosmetics factory, owner arrested

August 25

The Delhi Police has busted a factory that was manufacturing duplicate Lakme makeup products and has arrested the owner of the factory.

Delhi Police busts fake ‘Lakme’ cosmetics factory, owner arrested

Fake Versions of Covishield Identified By WHO in India

August 24

New Delhi: The World Health Organisation (WHO) said it has identified counterfeit versions of India’s primary Covid vaccine, Covishield. BBC reported.

Fake Versions  of Covishield Identified By WHO in India

21 tonnes of counterfeit sanitiser destroyed

August 23

Counter-counterfeit officials on August 20 destroyed over 21 tonnes of counterfeit sanitiser at a dumpsite in Phnom Penh’s Dangkor district after seizing them in different raids.

21 tonnes of counterfeit sanitiser destroyed

Suspected fake Remdesivir bottles seized in Manipur

August 19

Brain behind the business is absconding, say police.

Suspected fake Remdesivir bottles seized in Manipur

Cops seize Illicit liquor during a raid in Indore on Saturday

August 18

INDORE: Continuing crackdown against bootleggers, the Indore Excise department on Saturday carried out inspections at four places and seized illicit liquor in large quantities worth around Rs3 lakh. 

Cops seize Illicit liquor during a raid in Indore on Saturday

Busted: Nearly 10,000 counterfeit golf clubs seized in China

August 17

U.S. Golf Manufacturers Anti-Counterfeiting Working Group

Busted: Nearly 10,000 counterfeit golf clubs seized in China

US border agents in Tennessee have seized thousands of counterfeit Covid-19 vaccination cards

August 16

(CNN)US Customs and Border Protection officers in Memphis, Tennessee, have seized thousands of fake Covid-19 vaccination cards so far this year.

US border agents in Tennessee have seized thousands of counterfeit Covid-19 vaccination cards

Amazon and GoPro are suing Chinese sellers over counterfeit tripods and grips

August 14

Both companies are defending their rep

Amazon and GoPro are suing Chinese sellers over counterfeit tripods and grips

Delhi: Counterfeit goods found in factory at Rohini; police arrest owner

August 12

The owner told the police he manufactured products for 7-Eleven in India but incurred huge losses due to which he switched to making counterfeit products and sold them at local shops.

Delhi: Counterfeit goods found in factory at Rohini; police arrest owner

Biggest haul! BOC uncovers P7.4-B fake luxury goods at Pasay warehouse

August 10

Some P7.4 billion worth of various fake items copied from signature brands were seized in Pasay City, the biggest haul of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) in recent years.

Biggest haul! BOC uncovers P7.4-B fake luxury goods at Pasay warehouse

SARS seizes illicit cigarettes from Cape Town traders

August 9

The SARS Customs National Rapid Response Team, together with the South African Police Service (SAPS), seized the consignment on Thursday.

SARS seizes illicit cigarettes from Cape Town traders

Manipur: Bihar resident caught with hundreds of fake Remdesivir tablets

August 7

The seized item, which is believed to be fake, looks bigger when compared to the medicine procured by state authority.

Manipur: Bihar resident caught with hundreds of fake Remdesivir tablets

Six held from Maharashtra, Gujarat in fake currency racket

August 6

Pimpri-Chinchwad police commissioner Krishna Prakash said the elaborate investigation was on for around three weeks, and 1,402 fake notes of Rs 2,000 denomination and 929 notes of Rs 500 denomination were seized.

Six held from Maharashtra, Gujarat in fake currency racket

US Customs seizing record numbers of fake AirPods: Report

August 5

New figures from the US Customs and Border Protection said that around 360,000 fake wireless headphones worth $62.2 million have been seized in the past nine months.

US Customs seizing record numbers of fake AirPods: Report

Mercedes-Benz is fighting hard against counterfeit products sold online

August 4

The brand is concerned about how counterfeit products have increased since the pandemic started.

Mercedes-Benz is fighting hard against counterfeit products sold online

3 arrested in MP spurious liquor case that led to 17 deaths

August 2

Madhya Pradesh police on Friday arrested three persons in connection with the racket that sold spurious liquor packed in branded whiskey bottles. 17 people so far have died after consuming the alcohol.

3 arrested in MP spurious liquor case that led to 17 deaths

1.7 Million Counterfeit Car Parts Seized in 550 Raids Called for by Daimler

July 31

In a very rare instance when Daimler reveals such things, the German behemoth said this week it had detected an increase in the number of counterfeit parts for the cars it sells, especially safety-related products like brakes and wheels.

1.7 Million Counterfeit Car Parts Seized in 550 Raids Called for by Daimler

FAKE GOODS including clothing, footwear and luxury goods have been seized in an cross-country operation in Spain and Portugal

July 30

The haul, worth some €16.5 million, was collected from 13 raids across both countries, with the swoops only ending last week, on July 21.

FAKE GOODS including clothing, footwear and luxury goods have been seized in an cross-country operation in Spain and Portugal

Fake sanitisers flood city

July 28

FDA conducts raid; 1 held for manufacturing, selling product selling product under real and fake brand names.

Fake sanitisers flood city

Ministry officials seize over 100,000 face masks, knock-offs of known brand

July 27

JOHOR BARU: A total of 112,350 face masks worth about RM60,669 were seized by the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry in a special operation here.

Ministry officials seize over 100,000 face masks, knock-offs of known brand

Delhi Police busts fake Tata Salt factory, one arrested

July 23

The Delhi Police busted a fake Tata Salt factory in Barwala area of the national capital. The 33-year-old factory owner Mahesh alias Tony was arrested in the case.

Delhi Police busts fake Tata Salt factory, one arrested

Homeopathic doctor sold fake vaccine cards and ‘immunization pellets,’ prosecutors say

July 20

A California homeopathic doctor who was arrested Wednesday has become the first person to face federal fraud charges related to allegedly selling fake vaccines and cards.

Homeopathic doctor sold fake vaccine cards and ‘immunization pellets,’ prosecutors say

Twelve tons of fake clothing seized in raid on ‘Counterfeit Street’ Strangeways warehouse

July 19

“Selling counterfeit goods is illegal, and the money made in these shops helps to fund organised crime”

Twelve tons of fake clothing seized in raid on ‘Counterfeit Street’ Strangeways warehouse

CPFR seizes 97 tonnes of illegally imported spoiled or altered goods

July 16

A Camcontrol official inspects the expiration date of a package of imported noodles.

CPFR seizes 97 tonnes of illegally imported spoiled or altered goods

Counterfeit items to be destroyed

July 14

More people are getting caught breaking the law by trying to smuggle counterfeit items into Guam.

Counterfeit items to be destroyed

Gujarat: Starch sold as mucormycosis medicine

July 13

AHMEDABAD: While desperate relatives made beelines outside pharmacies for crucial drugs for their loved ones battling mucormycosis, little did they know that the posaconazole drug sold to them under the brand name Cuvicon was actually starch powder. This is the country’s first detected case of fake mucormycosis drugs.

Gujarat: Starch sold as mucormycosis medicine

Fake mucormycosis drugs seized after FDCA raids in Ahmedabad and Surat

July 9

The FDCA has initiated an inquiry after Cuvicon brand of fake Posaconazole tablets and oral suspension concoctions used to treat mucormycosis were seized.

Fake mucormycosis drugs seized after FDCA raids in Ahmedabad and Surat

A landmark ruling for legal fake fashion, Supreme copycat founders sent to prison

July 7

Beddoe said the duo “hijacked every aspect of Supreme’s identity and plagiarized it”, calling their activity “brazen”, “offensive” and “dishonest”

A landmark ruling for legal fake fashion, Supreme copycat founders sent to prison

Customs agency destroys US$60-million worth of counterfeit goods

July 5

APPROXIMATELY US$60-million worth of counterfeit goods, which breached intellectual property rights, were yesterday destroyed by Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA) which had seized them after arrival into the island.

Customs agency destroys US$60-million worth of counterfeit goods

Haryana Police seize 12,720 bottles of liquor headed for Gujarat, driver held

July 3

Upon further checking, 1,060 cartons of English brand of liquor were recovered. The driver failed to produce any form of permit or licence of the seized contraband.
Arrested accused has been identified as Sukhjinder Singh, a resident of Taran Taran district in Punjab.

Haryana Police seize 12,720 bottles of liquor headed for Gujarat, driver held

Police Seize More than 48,500 Counterfeit Products from Warehouses

July 1

In relation to the searches of the 11 industrial buildings, a total of 28 people between 19 and 55 years old were arrested, specifically 21 men and seven women.

Police Seize More than 48,500 Counterfeit Products from Warehouses

2 expats arrested with huge quantities of counterfeit detergents and masks

June 28

The ministry had closed the warehouse, which was run by a Syrian and an Egyptian national for stocking their counterfeit products.

2 expats arrested with huge quantities of counterfeit detergents and masks

A thousand tonnes of harmful counterfeit pesticides seized in EU

June 25

The EU’s law enforcement agency, Europol, says it took 1,203 tonnes of illegal pesticides off the market between January and April on the back of a rise in online sales of banned substances.

A thousand tonnes of harmful counterfeit pesticides seized in EU

Jabalpur: Gang involved in making ‘Duplicate’ shampoo of branded companies busted

June 23

“They had purchased empty bottles of several branded companies that make shampoo from a scrap dealer in Delhi. They filled empty bottles with shampoo and sold them in slums and rural areas at 40 per cent discount,” said Omti police station incharge SPS Baghel.

Jabalpur: Gang involved in making ‘Duplicate’ shampoo of branded companies busted

Kurnool : Spurious cotton seeds, pesticides worth RS 2 crore seized, 3 arrested

June 21

Adoni taluka police arrested three persons and seized spurious cotton seeds, pesticides and others worth Rs 2 crore

Kurnool : Spurious cotton seeds, pesticides worth RS 2 crore seized, 3 arrested

Nagpur: Adulterated edible oil racket busted, 3 booked

June 19

Authorities also seized the stock of some other medicines on Monday night and sent their samples for testing

Nagpur: Adulterated edible oil racket busted, 3 booked

MP: ‘Fake’ Favimax tablets seized from Gwalior wholesaler; thousands may be in circulation, says official

June 17

Authorities also seized the stock of some other medicines on Monday night and sent their samples for testing

MP: ‘Fake’ Favimax tablets seized from Gwalior wholesaler; thousands may be in circulation, says official

Drivers Carrying £500k Counterfeit Haul Stopped By Police Close To Birmingham Airport

June 14

Police discovered a shipment of counterfeits worth £ 500,000 as they stopped vehicles near Birmingham Airport.

Drivers Carrying £500k Counterfeit Haul Stopped By Police Close To Birmingham Airport

Fake cosmetics seized in warehouse raid

June 11

Consumer protection police seized a large number of fake cosmetics in a raid on a warehouse in Bangkok’s Bang Bon district on Tuesday. The warehouse owner was arrested.

Fake cosmetics seized in warehouse raid

Mumbai Crime: Fake goods worth Rs 26.44 lakh seized; one held

June 9

Cops received a tip off that counterfeit goods of popular brands like Godrej, Hindustan Unilever, Dabur India, IC Solutions and others were being manufactured at Gala number 64 at Gami Industrial Park in Pawane MIDC

Mumbai Crime: Fake goods worth Rs 26.44 lakh seized; one held

Customs Officers Seize 70,000 Counterfeit Apple, JBL Electronics

June 7

The MSRP of the counterfeit items reached over $4 million, according to customs officers

Customs Officers Seize 70,000 Counterfeit Apple, JBL Electronics

Ajman Police seize 120,000 counterfeit products of top fashion brands

June 2

Ajman: The General Command of Ajman Police seized nearly 120,000 fake items with a street value of Dh30 million.

Ajman Police seize 120,000 counterfeit products of top fashion brands

Fake COVID prevention necklaces filled with dangerous chlorine dioxide seized at US-Mexico border

May 31

The truck, which was going through the Nogales, Arizona, border station from the United States to Mexico was carrying 30,000 so-called “Virus Shut Out” devices, officials with Customs and Border Protection and Homeland Security said.

Fake COVID prevention necklaces filled with dangerous chlorine dioxide seized at US-Mexico border

Nalagarh-based pharma unit making fake Covid drug vials sealed

May 29

The drug control authorities of Haryana and Himachal Pradesh have sealed a pharmaceutical unit in Nalagarh for allegedly manufacturing fake remdesivir injections in large quantities

Nalagarh-based pharma unit making fake Covid drug vials sealed

Fake oximeter gang busted in Kolkata

May 27

KOLKATA: The Enforcement Branch has busted a gang that was manufacturing unbranded oximeters —some of them actually fakes— and then selling them off as branded products at exorbitant prices ranging between Rs 2500 and 4000.

Fake oximeter gang busted in Kolkata

Unlawful liquor bottling plant busted in Badal village, was situated in an orchard; three held

May 25

A joint team of the Excise Department and the Punjab Police today claimed to have busted an illegal liquor bottling plant being run from an orchard at Badal village. Three persons have been arrested.

Unlawful liquor bottling plant busted in Badal village, was situated in an orchard; three held

NAFDAC Destroys Fake Drugs, Others Worth N500m In North-East

May 24

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), said it has destroyed falsified medicines, unwholesome food and expired products worth N515,732,587 in the North-East region.

NAFDAC Destroys Fake Drugs, Others Worth N500m In North-East

Dubai Customs foil bid to smuggle fake ‘Vaseline’ worth Dh400,000

May 20

More than 17,000 packs of counterfeit petroleum jelly seized in the operation
Dubai: Dubai Customs’ Intelligence Department thwarted an attempt to smuggle in a shipment comprising 17,280 packs of counterfeit petroleum jelly ‘Vaseline’, with a street value of Dh400,000.

Dubai Customs foil bid to smuggle fake ‘Vaseline’ worth Dh400,000

Authorities seize and destroy 12 tonnes of fake alcohol sanitiser

May 19

A haul of nearly 12 tonnes of fake alcohol sanitisers were destroyed on May 12 after officials from the Ministry of Commerce’s General Directorate of Consumer Protection, Competition and Fraud Repression (CCF) raided a number of markets in Phnom Penh.
CCF director-general Phan Oun said commerce minister Pan Sorasak had instructed all officials to increase quality control of alcohol sanitisers sold and distributed nationwide.

Authorities seize and destroy 12 tonnes of fake alcohol sanitiser

Fake items worth $500,000 seized in Oshawa raid

May 18

Durham Police investigators have arrested a suspect and seized a large amount of counterfeit items after concluding a fraud investigation in Oshawa.

On Thursday, May 6, investigators from the Financial Crimes Unit commenced an investigation into the sale of counterfeit goods through an online marketplace operating in Durham Region.

Fake items worth $500,000 seized in Oshawa raid

NAFDAC destroys fake medical, pharmaceutical items in Gombe

May 17

National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) Northeast zone, yesterday, destroyed medical and pharmaceutical items valued at over N515m. This was as NAFDAC boss, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, alerted of existing fake COVID-19 vaccines, urging the public to be wary of “spurious and counterfeit vaccines and other regulated products.”
The burnt items, according to Adeyeye, who led the destruction in Gombe, included “fake, counterfeit, substandard, expired and unwholesome regulated products.”

NAFDAC destroys fake medical, pharmaceutical items in Gombe

Counterfeit Apple chargers seller fined $147,000 in the UK

May 15

A company in the UK named CK IT Solutions has been found to be guilty of selling counterfeit Apple chargers. It is located in the Bournemouth area of the country and now has to pay a fine for its actions.

Counterfeit Apple chargers seller fined $147,000 in the UK

Oxygen concentrator manufacturer BPL cautions against counterfeit goods being sold

May 13

BPL said it will not accept liability for any claim, loss or damage that may be suffered or incurred directly or indirectly for any products purchased through such unauthorised sellers.

Oxygen concentrator manufacturer BPL cautions against counterfeit goods being sold

Amazon “seized and destroyed” 2 million counterfeit products in 2020

May 12

Counterfeiting is a longstanding problem on Amazon. Other problems on Amazon that harm consumers include the sale of dangerous products, fake reviews, defective third-party goods, and the passing of bribes from unscrupulous sellers to unscrupulous Amazon employees and contractors. One US appeals court ruled in 2019 that Amazon can be held responsible for defective third-party goods, but Amazon has won other similar cases. Amazon is again arguing that it should not be held liable for a defective third-party product in a case before the Texas Supreme Court that involves a severely injured toddler.

Amazon “seized and destroyed” 2 million counterfeit products in 2020

Vulnerable man who was ‘groomed by criminal gang’ was found selling fake designer goods on ‘counterfeit street’

May 11

The goods were uncovered by undercover officers at a shop on Bury New Road in Cheetham Hill – “one of Manchester’s most popular destinations for illicit goods”
A vulnerable man, who had been ‘groomed’ and ‘exploited’ by a ‘serious criminal gang,’ was found selling fake designer goods from ‘virtually every high-end brand’ at a shop on Manchester’s ‘counterfeit street’.

Vulnerable man who was ‘groomed by criminal gang’ was found selling fake designer goods on ‘counterfeit street’

Surgical masks, vaccines among counterfeit goods on the rise online

May 10

On the back of alarming reports that fake Covid-19 vaccines made with chalk, wallboard and even pesticides are being peddled online, the Consumers Association of Singapore (Case) said a rising number of shoppers here have fallen prey to counterfeit goods being passed off as the real deal on e-commerce platforms.

Surgical masks, vaccines among counterfeit goods on the rise online

Hyderabad: Beware of spurious tea in the market

May 6

If you are thinking that you are drinking original tea purchased from a nearby kirana store, then you may be mistaken as the growing number …

Hyderabad: Beware of spurious tea in the market

Cincinnati customs seizes thousands of counterfeit earbuds, jewelry

May 5

If you’re doing any last-minute Mother’s Day shopping, make sure you’re buying the real thing. According to a release, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized two large shipments of fake merchandise that arrived at the Port of Cincinnati on April 30.

Cincinnati customs seizes thousands of counterfeit earbuds, jewelry

Counterfeit drugs and fake COVID vaccines endanger us all

May 4

Attitudes to Covid vaccines range from those who won’t countenance them under any circumstances to those so eager to be vaccinated they are willing to bypass official channels and purchase a vaccine on the black market. Covid vaccines have joined pharmaceuticals on the counterfeit list.

Counterfeit drugs and fake COVID vaccines endanger us all

7 held for running factory producing fake remdesivir

May 1

Vatan Kumar Saini (32), who holds BPharm and MBA degrees, and Aditya Gautam (33), a BCom graduate, told the police that they have sold more than 2,000 fake remdesivir vials in the black market through their agents in the past few weeks.

7 held for running factory producing fake remdesivir

Six Arrested For Selling Fake Redesivir; 133 Vials Seized

April 30

Ahmedabad cybercrime nabbed six persons for selling fake Remdesivir injections for Rs 20,000 a vial. As many as 133 vials of Hetero and Jubilant companies were seized from them

Six Arrested For Selling Fake Redesivir; 133 Vials Seized

Over 15,000 kgs of spurious pesticides seized so far this year only in Srinagar

April 29

Senior officials within the law enforcement wing of agriculture while sharing details of seized pesticides with news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) said that first Mancozeb 75 percent wp batch no M-152/038 with manufacturing date 04 January 2021 and Expiry date 03 January 2023 manufactured by M/s Monsoon agro chemicals Pvt. Ltd/ M/s Oswal crop protection Pvt Ltd was seized.

Over 15,000 kgs of spurious pesticides seized so far this year only in Srinagar

Fake liquor racket busted by Manesar police, one nabbed

April 28

The crime unit of the Manesar police busted a fake liquor racket and nabbed an accused in this regard.
The gang would put fake labels of “only for CSD canteen” on cheap liquor. Forty eight cartons of fake liquor and a Maruti Wagon R car were seized by the police. The accused revealed that he managed to get fake label at Rs 2 and fake hologram at 30 paisa from Delhi which was used on liquor bottles before supply.

Fake liquor racket busted by Manesar police, one nabbed

£15m haul of counterfeit goods seized in Cheetham Hill in three days of raids

April 27

Police have seized an estimated £15 million worth of counterfeit branded clothing, shoes, electrical goods, watches, jewellery, and perfume during three days of raids in Cheetham Hill.
Suspected fake medication was also found and seized in raids on four premises in the area, near to Manchester city centre.

£15m haul of counterfeit goods seized in Cheetham Hill in three days of raids

Fake Pfizer vaccines seized in Mexico & Poland contained distilled water, skin care products – media

April 26

Pfizer has reportedly identified for the first time counterfeit doses of its Covid-19 vaccine, with some selling for as much as $1,000. Thankfully no one appears to have been harmed by the scam jabs.

Fake Pfizer vaccines seized in Mexico & Poland contained distilled water, skin care products – media

Gujarat Man Making Fake Hand Sanitiser Arrested, Sold Over Rs 10 Cr Worth Products In 10 Months

April 24

These days hand sanitiser has become one of the most essential items at home or outside. Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic struck the small bottle has become an integral part of our lives.

Gujarat Man Making Fake Hand Sanitiser Arrested, Sold Over Rs 10 Cr Worth Products In 10 Months

Authorities nab fake goods valued at Kshs. 7.6 million

April 23

According to ACA, The products included flash disks, phone chargers, earphones, headsets and assorted packaging materials. One suspect was arrested and is expected to be arraigned in court. Meanwhile, in Bungoma County, police impounded fake cigarettes valued at Kshs. 2 million along the Webuye-Malaba highway.

Authorities nab fake goods valued at Kshs. 7.6 million

‘BUYER BEWARE’ as mobile phone shop owners are arrested on Spain’s Costa Blanca for selling fake accessories

April 22

The raids were the second phase of an operation that started last year when Alicante-based distributors and wholesalers were visited by the police.
Thousands of fake phone-related products were discovered in the first police sweep.
The bogus items included chargers, cables, phone cases, headphones, and batteries.
They were earmarked for distrubution to phone shops around Alicante and across the Costa Blanca.

‘BUYER BEWARE’ as mobile phone shop owners are arrested on Spain’s Costa Blanca for selling fake accessories

COVID-19: Four arrested in Maharashtra for selling liquid paracetamol in empty Remdesivir bottles

April 21

Maharashtra’s Baramati police busted a gang and arrested four people for selling liquid paracetamol in empty vials of Remedisvir for which they charged around Rs 35000.

COVID-19: Four arrested in Maharashtra for selling liquid paracetamol in empty Remdesivir bottles

Suprajit Engineering and Delhi Police conduct raids on spurious parts makers

April 20

Suprajit Engineering, the world’s third-largest manufacturer of halogen bulbs, in association with the Delhi Police recently conducted a successful raid across several prominent markets in the national capital, including Karol Bagh and unearthed huge quantities of fully packaged counterfeit Phoenix automotive halogen bulbs.

Suprajit Engineering and Delhi Police conduct raids on spurious parts makers

Headmaster, son caught selling fake certificates in Prakasam district

April 19

Initially, it was his wife and son, fed up with his illegal business, who filed a complaint against the headmaster at the District Police Spandana Programme in February.

Headmaster, son caught selling fake certificates in Prakasam district

Nearly $3.6 Million Worth of Fake Cartier Bracelets Seized by Cincinnati CBP

April 17

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers in Cincinnati inspected a large shipment from China and found what appeared to be 242 fake Cartier Love bracelets. After consulting with an Import Specialist from CBP’s Center of Excellence and Expertise, the items were found to be in violation of CBP trademark and copyright codes and were declared seized on April 14.

Nearly $3.6 Million Worth of Fake Cartier Bracelets Seized by Cincinnati CBP

CBP intercepts counterfeit N95 masks worth $350G that originated in China

April 16

The agency says it seized approximately 18 million counterfeit masks in the first three months of 2021.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection at the Houston Seaport last week intercepted a counterfeit shipment of N95 masks destined for White Plains, New York, the agency revealed Thursday.

CBP intercepts counterfeit N95 masks worth $350G that originated in China

HP seizes 54,000 Nigeria counterfeit products, largest in EMEA

April 15

In the past year, the HP Anti-Counterfeiting and Fraud team stopped the potential sale of 54,000 counterfeit toner and ink cartridges in Nigeria, the largest seizure in Europe, Middle East and Africa in 2020.

HP seizes 54,000 Nigeria counterfeit products, largest in EMEA

Fake manufacturing unit raided in Gurugram, one arrested

April 10

One person was arrested in Gurgaon on Friday after a unit in Gurugram manufacturing fake products was raided. Several fake products were also recovered from the unit.

Fake manufacturing unit raided in Gurugram, one arrested

Sarpanch among two nabbed in fake paramedic certificate scam

April 9

The police have arrested two suspects involved in providing fake certificates and degrees of paramedic courses from Phase 5 here. They also seized 326 fake certificates, 186 blank certificates, holograms, printers and stamps from their possession.

Sarpanch among two nabbed in fake paramedic certificate scam

Shop owner booked for selling rip-offs of electrical product 

April 8

Vadodara: An electric shop owner in Dabhoi was on Friday booked for selling fake products of a company manufacturing electrical items and materials. Company’s officials and a private investigator hired by them unearthed the counterfeit scam, police informed.

Shop owner booked for selling rip-offs of electrical product 

Nawada poisonous liquor scandal: Special investigation team also admitted 16 deaths and 4 lost eyesight due to this

April 6

Fake liquor is believed to be the reason behind the deaths in Nawada. On the instructions of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, the investigation team from Patna admitted that the deaths in Nawada in three days could be due to fake liquor. The Inspector General of Excise and Registration, B Karthikeya Dhanji, who is heading the investigation team, told the media at the Nawada Circuit House on Saturday that whatever was revealed after intelligence, raids conducted so far and searches, prima facie people There is talk of fake alcohol somewhere in the death.

Nawada poisonous liquor scandal: Special investigation team also admitted 16 deaths and 4 lost eyesight due to this

Meerut Police Bust Gang That Sold Expired medicines In New Packaging

April 5

The gang members were using scanners and other machines for fake labels and used them to repack expired medicines.

Meerut Police Bust Gang That Sold Expired medicines In New Packaging

CBS19 EXCLUSIVE: $1.3M in counterfeit luxury goods seized at First Monday Trade Days in Canton

April 3

Felony charges are pending for the individuals suspected of selling the counterfeit goods.
According to officials, more than 1,000 pieces valued at approximately $1.3 million were found at the popular flea market.

CBS19 EXCLUSIVE: $1.3M in counterfeit luxury goods seized at First Monday Trade Days in Canton

More than $21,000 worth of fake designer products seized at Canada border

April 2

PORT HURON, Mich. (FOX 2) – U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents seized more than $21,000 worth of fake designer products at the Blue Water Bridge earlier this month.

According to officials, agents inspected a shipment labeled “clothes bags” on March 2. The shipment was coming from Canada into Port Huron.

More than $21,000 worth of fake designer products seized at Canada border

BIS sleuths seize large quantity of PVC insulated cables with “fake ISI-mark’’

April 1

The ‘Search and Seizure’ operation was carried out with the help of local police. During the operation, it was found that cables were using ISI mark without having a valid license and spurious license numbers, which is in violation of the Sections 11, 14(6) or 14(8), 15, 17 of the BIS Act, 2016, says a release from BIS.

BIS sleuths seize large quantity of PVC insulated cables with “fake ISI-mark’’

Lockdown effect: Illegal liquor sale on rise in Adilabad

March 31

The ongoing lockdown and the subsequent government order to suspend the sale of liquor as a precautionary measure to practice social distancing has not only resulted in huge revenue loss to the exchequer, but also brought in illegal trading of alcohol in several parts of erstwhile Adilabad district.

Lockdown effect: Illegal liquor sale on rise in Adilabad

Sea transport is primary route for counterfeiters

February 25

More than half of the total value of counterfeit goods seized around the world are shipped by sea, according to a new OECD-EUIPO report.

Sea transport is primary route for counterfeiters

Fake potato chips manufacturing unit busted in Angul

February 9

The special squad of Angul town police Saturday busted a fake potato chips manufacturing unit from Kumand-Bhandubar area on the outskirts of Angul town.
Earlier, fake edible oil, turmeric powder and wheat manufacturing units were busted in this industry-rich district.

Fake potato chips manufacturing unit busted in Angul

Pan-India fake degree racket busted in Mohali

February 9

The Mohali police have busted a gang that was active throughout the country and provided fake degrees and certificates of various courses at school, college and university level.

Pan-India fake degree racket busted in Mohali

India sees ‘alarming’ 24 per cent rise in counterfeit incidents

October 13

Counterfeit incidents in India rose by 24 per cent in 2019 compared to the previous year, according to a debut report from the Authentication Solution Providers’ Association (ASPA). The ASPA – which represents suppliers of anti-counterfeit and traceability technologies – estimates that counterfeiting costs the Indian economy more than 1 trillion rupees ($13bn) every year. …

India sees ‘alarming’ 24 per cent rise in counterfeit incidents

Two brothers nabbed for manufacturing fake hand sanitizer

June 29

The Drug Control Department, Gurugram, today busted a fake sanitiser manufacturing unit in Pataudi. Two brothers, both Commerce pass outs, were churning a sanitiser in drums and pans in a washroom and claimed to have made sale worth Rs 18 lakhs since March.

Two brothers nabbed for manufacturing fake hand sanitizer

Three held for selling spurious printer ink cartridges in Maharashtra

June 29

Palghar, Feb 25 (PTI) Three persons were arrested for allegedly selling spurious printer ink cartridges under popular brand names in Maharashtra”s Palghar district, police said on Tuesday.

Three held for selling spurious printer ink cartridges in Maharashtra

The Authentication Forum 2019: Back with solutions to fight counterfeit products

June 29

Curbing counterfeits through proper implementation of authentication solutions, awareness and monitoring can save a revenue loss of more than INR 50,000 crore per annum.

The Authentication Forum 2019: Back with solutions to fight counterfeit products

Spurious soft drink unit busted in Haryana

June 29

The police have busted a factory on the Pasina Kalan road near Panipat reportedly manufacturing spurious soft drinks. They have booked eight businessmen in this connection. Two of them have been arrested. The police on Sunday produced the accused in court, which sent them to seven-day police remand.

Spurious soft drink unit busted in Haryana

Spurious oil manufacturing unit raided in Rayagada

June 29

Rayagada Police today seized M/s Durga Sri Packers in Goutam Nagar area of Rayagada town and seized a huge amount of oil pouches, plastic cans, huge tin oil containers hoarded illegally.

Spurious oil manufacturing unit raided in Rayagada

Spurious Cough Syrup Possibly Behind 11 Deaths Among Children

June 29

11 children in Ramnagar area of Udhampur district of Jammu have allegedly died after consuming spurious cough syrup. These deaths occurred between Dec 2019 and January 2020, according to a report in The Indian Express.

Spurious Cough Syrup Possibly Behind 11 Deaths Among Children

Raw material for liqour smuggled to Assam for 8 years, say officials

June 29

It has come to light that distillers in Punjab smuggled extra neutral alcohol (ENA), which is the key ingredient in manufacturing spurious liquor, to as far as Gujarat and Assam. And this continued for more than eight years. Assam officials had, in 2017, pointed this out in a letter to the Punjab Excise and Taxation Department.

Raw material for liqour smuggled to Assam for 8 years, say officials

Punjab to use track and trace system to control liquor flow

June 29

Chandigarh: To control the production and protect revenue, the Punjab government is all set to implement an IT-based track and trace system.

Punjab to use track and trace system to control liquor flow

Opinion: It’s time to call a fake a fake

June 29

As recorded by the Authentication Solution Providers’ Association (ASPA), the Indian counterfeit auto parts market was worth INR 1 lakh crore in 2019.

Opinion: It’s time to call a fake a fake

Mohali shopkeeper held for selling spurious water filter parts

June 29

A shopkeeper was held for selling and storing counterfeit spare parts and filters of reverse osmosis (RO) systems worth ₹ 20 lakh in Zirakpur’s Baltana.

Mohali shopkeeper held for selling spurious water filter parts

Man Held With Spurious Liquor

June 29

Excise sleuths arrested a person manufacturing spurious liquor at LB Nagar. They intercepted Skoda and seized 30,000 bottle metal caps of a popular whiskey, three liters of rectified spirit and three liters of diluted liquor.

Man Held With Spurious Liquor

Hyderabad: Illegal sale of spurious cotton seeds busted, 4 held

June 29

A gang involved in a spurious cotton seed racket was busted on Friday and four members were arrested by Special Operations Team (SOT) sleuths of Rachakonda commissionerate. The sleuths seized Rs 50 lakh worth of stock.

Hyderabad: Illegal sale of spurious cotton seeds busted, 4 held

Farmer’s body seeks probe into spurious paddy seed scam

June 29

Harinder Singh Lakhowal says farmers of the state have been looted by a nexus of officials and seed manufacturing agencies by selling fake seed. He demanded a probe by an independent agency into the alleged paddy seed scam by shop owners.

Farmer’s body seeks probe into spurious paddy seed scam

Fake liquor busted in Muzaffarnagar, two arrested

June 29

In the New Mandi area of Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh, the police and excise team raided a warehouse located on Roorkee Road in a joint operation and busted the fake liquor and arrested two accused from there.

Fake liquor busted in Muzaffarnagar, two arrested

Alcohol bought in black could be a health hazard

June 27

If you source alcohol from the black market, there is a possibility that someone might have filled spurious liquor and passed it off as original. Telangana Prohibition and Excise officials warn that consuming spurious liquor could damage internal organs.

Alcohol bought in black could be a health hazard

COVID-19: A Crisis For Humanity Is An Opportunity For Counterfeiters

May 5

As the world fights hard to contain the ongoing crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a group of people making hay while the sun shines. Counterfeiters thrive in situations where there is enormous demand and restricted supply, and such a situation is now present, especially when it comes to specific categories of essential products such as pharmaceuticals and medical supplies like masks, gloves and sanitizers.

COVID-19: A Crisis For Humanity Is An Opportunity For Counterfeiters

7000 Litres Of Spurious Ghee Seized In Jodhpur

February 18

7000 litres of spurious ghee were seized by the team of medical & health office on Thursday from godown in Mendor Krishi Mandi here. the ghee was being sold under two brand names.

7000 Litres Of Spurious Ghee Seized In Jodhpur