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PSNI warning as haul of counterfeit electronic items seized in Lisburn and Belfast searches

The haul of electronic items uncovered by police.
The haul of electronic items uncovered by police.

Police warned of the dangers of buying counterfeit goods after the seizure of tens of thousands of pounds of electronic items in searches in Belfast and Lisburn

Detectives acting under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act swooped on business properties on Wednesday.

Detective Inspector Keith Wilson said: “The market for high value electronic brands is substantial. Those who seek to subvert this market by making and selling counterfeit products are not only putting consumers at risk, they are also putting jobs at risk and they reduce legitimate profits.

"Money is being taken out of the legitimate economy with tax revenues, which pay for public services, suffering.

“We remain committed to working with industry to ensure that producers, workers and the public are protected from fraudsters. I would urge anyone with information about the manufacture, distribution or sale of any counterfeit products to contact police on 101.”

The officer said no arrests were made in the searches.

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