1,600 fake items and more than £850,000 seized at Edinburgh Airport

Around 1,600 fake items worth more than £850,000 have been seized on just two occasions at Edinburgh Airport.

Wednesday, 5th June 2019, 11:53 am
Among the goods found by Border Force at the Capital's airport were counterfeit designer label handbags and clothing.

Among the goods found by Border Force at the Capital's airport were counterfeit designer label handbags and clothing.

The first haul was made on April 18, with 892 items recovered, including shoes and clothing branded Gucci, Christian Dior, Louis Vuitton and Nike.

On April 25 a further 723 items branded Christian Louboutin, Burberry and Balenciaga were seized, valued at a whopping £618,000.

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Border Force assistant director Adam Scarcliffe said: "The international trade in counterfeits is linked to serious and organised crime and undercuts honest traders, damaging our economy.