Fake goods worth £500k stopped on way to market
Police uncovered a haul of fake goods worth £500k as they stopped vehicles near Birmingham Airport.
Dozens of sealed cardboard boxes were piled high in the back of a lorry as officers rumbled counterfeit goods destined for Saturday morning markets.
Inside they uncovered counterfeit goods totalling £500,000 in retail value.
The items were recovered and seized as one man was arrested, police said.
The West Midlands Police traffic unit shared the news on Twitter alongside images of the stop.
They wrote: “A few nights ago, A Unit supported Birmingham East NTF and Birmingham Trading Standards to help stop vehicles carrying a whopping £500,000 worth of counterfeit goods destined for Saturday morning markets.
” Awesome partnership working resulting in a male being arrested and the goods recovered.”
Birmingham East NTF shared further images of a huge lorry carrying dozens of boxes filled with the fake products
The team added: “NTF1 officers along with Traffic WMP and Birmingham Trading Standards were wide awake this morning at 3am conducting an operation.
“We stopped several vehicles which were carrying counterfeit goods, retail value of £500,000. These have been seized and one person has been arrested. “
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