KCC Trading Standards seize counterfeit goods at bootfair

Trading Standards officers from KCC, supported by Kent Police and the Anti-Counterfeiting Group, swooped on a bootfair on Sunday (24 July) in a crackdown on the sale of counterfeit goods. Officers and brand representatives targeted stalls at Pedham Place, Swanley, seizing 1,579 counterfeit items including tobacco, clothing, watches, sunglasses and furniture. If the products had…

Illegal tobacco seized from hidden hole in shop ceiling

Boxes of suspected counterfeit e-cigarettes were seized from a concealed storage space above a ceiling at a Maidstone business as part of a nationwide crackdown on the illegal tobacco trade. The contraband was recovered at the premises in Knightrider Street on Wednesday (19 January 2022) during a joint operation involving police and Kent County Council…