NSW Police nabs crims in counterfeit accessories sting

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NSW Police nabs crims in counterfeit accessories sting
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NSW Police is readying to charge a handful of people over a counterfeit racket which included around tens of thousands of dollars worth of alleged fake mobile accessories for Apple and Samsung devices.

Police from Quakers Hill Local Area Command spent the past two days raiding five different locations throughout Sydney’s north-west and seizing around 60 boxes of alleged fake goods.

The Quakers Hill police were assisted in the raid by Trademark Investigation Services and today executed a search warrant at a store in Stanhope Gardens and a warehouse in Granville, where they found thousands of fake mobile accessories for Apple and Samsung goods.

The raid also included the seizure of dozens of boxes of fake clothing, handbags and shoes from stalls at Parklea Markets over the weekend.

NSW Police said the examination of the stolen goods was still underway and it had not yet reached a final valuation for them, but estimated the total amount to be around $100,000.

It said it expected to charge a handful of people, and would continue to target those involved in the sale of counterfeit goods. 

“The seizures we have completed today and yesterday will be followed by more in the months ahead,” Inspector Adel Attala of Quakers Hill Local Area Command said in a statement.

“The counterfeit goods trade robs unknowing consumers and legitimate businesses of their hard earned incomes and profits.

“We’re committed to getting fake products out of local marketplaces and will be working hard to catch and prosecute more counterfeit goods traders in the very near future.” 

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