Guwahati/IBNS: The Assam excise department have seized an illegal liquor laden truck in Assam’s Kamrup district.
Counterfeit designer clothing, shoes, perfume and other goods worth an eye-watering £500m ($692m) have been seized by police in Manchester, UK.
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.
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.
According to the police, the syndicate was operating the illegal trade from the Bankura Mor area of Burdwan.
Tata Wiron is the brand name for Tata Steel’s global wire business, considered one of the leading steel wire manufacturers in the world
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.
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
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.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers say they seized more than 39,000 counterfeit products in two shipments from China.
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
More than £5,000 worth of counterfeit goods were seized from a shop in Sutton after reports of counterfeit cigarettes being sold.
The Delhi Police has busted a factory that was manufacturing duplicate Lakme makeup products and has arrested the owner of the factory.
New Delhi: The World Health Organisation (WHO) said it has identified counterfeit versions of India’s primary Covid vaccine, Covishield. BBC reported.
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.
Brain behind the business is absconding, say police.
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.
U.S. Golf Manufacturers Anti-Counterfeiting Working Group
(CNN)US Customs and Border Protection officers in Memphis, Tennessee, have seized thousands of fake Covid-19 vaccination cards so far this year.
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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.
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.
The SARS Customs National Rapid Response Team, together with the South African Police Service (SAPS), seized the consignment on Thursday.
The seized item, which is believed to be fake, looks bigger when compared to the medicine procured by state authority.
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.
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.
The brand is concerned about how counterfeit products have increased since the pandemic started.
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.
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.
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.
FDA conducts raid; 1 held for manufacturing, selling product selling product under real and fake brand names.
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.
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.
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.
“Selling counterfeit goods is illegal, and the money made in these shops helps to fund organised crime”
A Camcontrol official inspects the expiration date of a package of imported noodles.
More people are getting caught breaking the law by trying to smuggle counterfeit items into Guam.
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.
The FDCA has initiated an inquiry after Cuvicon brand of fake Posaconazole tablets and oral suspension concoctions used to treat mucormycosis were seized.
Beddoe said the duo “hijacked every aspect of Supreme’s identity and plagiarized it”, calling their activity “brazen”, “offensive” and “dishonest”
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.
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.
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.
The ministry had closed the warehouse, which was run by a Syrian and an Egyptian national for stocking their counterfeit products.
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.
“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.
Adoni taluka police arrested three persons and seized spurious cotton seeds, pesticides and others worth Rs 2 crore
Authorities also seized the stock of some other medicines on Monday night and sent their samples for testing
Authorities also seized the stock of some other medicines on Monday night and sent their samples for testing
Police discovered a shipment of counterfeits worth £ 500,000 as they stopped vehicles near Birmingham Airport.
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.
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
The MSRP of the counterfeit items reached over $4 million, according to customs officers
Ajman: The General Command of Ajman Police seized nearly 120,000 fake items with a street value of Dh30 million.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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’.
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.
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 …
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The gang members were using scanners and other machines for fake labels and used them to repack expired medicines.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. …
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Chandigarh: To control the production and protect revenue, the Punjab government is all set to implement an IT-based track and trace system.
As recorded by the Authentication Solution Providers’ Association (ASPA), the Indian counterfeit auto parts market was worth INR 1 lakh crore in 2019.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.