Sunday, 30 December 2007
'Debranded' fake goods sent to Liberia as aid
The Sunderland Echo reports that illegal goods seized in the UK during the past 12 months have been saved from landfill and shipped out to help people in Liberia. The goods included counterfeit clothing, bootleg CDs, DVDs and computer games, as well as 35 bags of T-shirts and jumpers, illegally bearing the names of designer labels. The goods have all been stripped of their logos. 15,000 pirate discs were sent to be granulated, with the plastic being used to coat pencils and to make rulers.