Fake 'Disney' goods worth £10k seized at Stansted

Border Force officers at Stansted Airport have seized counterfeit “Disney” children’s clothing and accessories worth more than £10,000.

Fake Disney bag Credit: Border Force

The dresses and bags arrived at Stansted from China earlier this month.

Officers discovered 490 dresses and three bags carrying images of the popular Disney ‘Frozen’ film.

Image on a fake Disney dress Credit: Border Force

An investigation was launched by Border Force’s International Trade Team which specialises in recognising counterfeit products and works with the owners of big brands to establish whether or not goods are genuine.

Disney have confirmed that all of the goods are counterfeit and they will now be destroyed.

As the rights holders, Disney can now decide whether or not they wish to prosecute the importer privately.

Everyone loves a bargain, but if the price appears too good to be true, either at a car boot sale, a market stall or online, it probably is.

The international trade in counterfeit goods is linked to serious and organised crime and undercuts honest traders, damaging our economy.

– James Morgan, Assistant Director in charge of Border Force at Stansted.

Anyone who has been sold counterfeit goods or knows someone who is selling them should contact Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040.