1. ITV Report

Police swoop on counterfeit goods in south and west Belfast

Police seized the goods in south and west Belfast on Tuesday 25th September. Credit: PSNI

Close to 10’000 counterfeit goods, including phone chargers and headphones have been seized in south and west Belfast, the PSNI has said.

The items were discovered by detective from the Serious Crime Branch during searches on Tuesday 25th September.

Detective Inspector Natalie McNally said: “During the operation, approximately 9,500 counterfeit products including phone batteries and chargers, headphones and various technology accessories were seized.

She continued: “Buying cheap counterfeit goods, which may initially appear to a bargain, puts jobs at risk, can be unsafe and there is also a wealth of evidence that shows money made from the sale of counterfeit goods is used to fund other forms of crime, so there really is no such thing as victim less crime. We all end up paying the price.”

“While our investigations continue, I would appeal for anyone with information regarding any criminality activity to contact police on 101."