A range of counterfeit Olympic apparel goods have been seized by Border Force officers in the UK, including themed vests and football shirts carrying brands like Adidas and Polo Ralph Lauren.
The haul included some 432 Olympic themed vests seized at the port of Dover, while 15 fake Olympic Adidas football shirts and 90 fake Olympic Polo Ralph Lauren shirts were confiscated at Coventry’s international postal hub.
Meanwhile, more than 7,000 fake Olympic gym bags were seized at the port of Felixstowe.
“In this Olympic summer our officers have utilized intelligence sources, scanner technology and search techniques to successfully thwart those seeking to illegally profit from the Games,” said Home Office minister Damian Green.
Counterfeiting is estimated to be worth around GBP1.3bn (US$2bn) in the UK each year.