Fake vodka among £16k of bogus goods seized in Barking and Dagenham

One of the fake vodka bottles which was seized

One of the fake vodka bottles which was seized - Credit: Archant

Fake vodka was among £16,000 worth of counterfeit goods seized by trading standards officials in a pre-Christmas swoop.

Among the haul of bogus brands were 4,800 cigarettes, six bottles of Glen’s Vodka, 406 Ralph Lauren t-shirts, one bottle of Romanian Cognac and six pouches of Golden Virginia rolling tobacco.

Cllr Laila Butt, cabinet member for crime and enforcement, said: “Fake goods not only rip off shoppers, they can be massively dangerous too. With bogus booze you are never sure what’s in it – it could make you go blind.”

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