From the News Desk

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Suspected fake Remdesivir bottles seized in Manipur

August 19

Brain behind the business is absconding, say police.

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. 

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

August 17

U.S. Golf Manufacturers Anti-Counterfeiting Working Group

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.

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

August 14

Both companies are defending their rep

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 sanitisers flood city

July 28

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

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.

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.

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.

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”

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.

Counterfeit items to be destroyed

July 14

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

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.

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.

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”

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.”

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.

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.

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.

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’.

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.

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 …

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

£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.

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.

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.

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.

‘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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. …

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.

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.

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.

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 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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.