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Trading standards seize £50k of fake goods in raid on illegally rented Dagenham house

PUBLISHED: 07:46 01 October 2019 | UPDATED: 07:46 01 October 2019

More than 1,500 perfumes were removed in the raid. Picture: LBBD

More than 1,500 perfumes were removed in the raid. Picture: LBBD

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Fake Apple AirPods were among £50,000 worth of counterfeit goods seized in a raid on an illegally rented house.

Phony perfumes, counterfeit clothes and fake Apple AirPods were among goods worth more than £50,000 seized in a raid by Barking and Dagenham Council. Picture: LBBDPhony perfumes, counterfeit clothes and fake Apple AirPods were among goods worth more than £50,000 seized in a raid by Barking and Dagenham Council. Picture: LBBD

Hidden knives, more than 1,500 fake perfumes and counterfeit clothing were found by trading standards officers from Barking and Dagenham Council who raided the property in Whalebone Grove after being tipped-off.

The haul of fakes - with brands including Ralph Lauren, Gucci, Dior and Paco Rabanne - filled a transit van.

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Cllr Margaret Mullane, the council's enforcement chief, said: "This is one of the biggest hauls of fake goods we have come across."

Trading standards officers raided the house rented out to five or more tenants illegally after receiving an anonymous tip-off and getting a warrant from Thames Magistrates Court. Picture: LBBDTrading standards officers raided the house rented out to five or more tenants illegally after receiving an anonymous tip-off and getting a warrant from Thames Magistrates Court. Picture: LBBD

The local authority estimated more than 100 fake airpods, which usually sell for about £150 each, were seized.

Cllr Mullane said: "Counterfeits can fund organised criminal gangs and damage legitimate traders.

"We will always take action against anyone who puts profit ahead of people's safety. If you suspect anyone is selling counterfeit goods, help us do something about it by confidentially letting us know."

To report someone selling fake, counterfeit goods contact tradingstandards@lbbd.gov.uk

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