The Police and National Trading Standards officers recently seized a large stock of fake luxurious products of famous brands like Chanel, Dior and GHD. The total value of confiscated products is a staggering £2.5 million.
The authorities conducted raids at a home in Hall Green and a storage unit in Digbeth. The officers took two days to vacate the warehouse in Digbeth which was stacked with duplicate products.
The duplicate products include belts, purses, handbags, watches, footwear, sunglasses and other accessories. The fake products also included brand names of SuperDry, Louis Vuitton, North Face, Stone Island etc.
However, it was a massive 50,000 bottles of fake Armani, Paco Rabanne, Chanel which was the biggest concern. The officials said that the confiscated fragrances failed to comply with the Cosmetic Products Enforcement Regulations 2013.
The police also raided four vans which had large amounts of fake products along with the evidence of manufacturing labels and equipment.
The raid was connected to Operation Beorma a combined National Trading Standards (NTS) and National Markets Group (NMG) action to check the import and supply of branded counterfeit and unsafe products. The seized goods were meant to be sold to dubious customers on social media and car boot sales.