Friday, 14 October 2011

Darren Olivier

Anti-Counterfeit Friday

Chillin out after a raid
Customers who came in for a good deal ended up having a bad day.

"Doors were kicked open. Sheriff screaming, 'Everybody get down, get down,' and I was about to like dart out, but I had a sheriff behind me with a gun," customer Cleo Jackson said.

Customer Tim Yates said he was ordered to the ground.

"They said get on the ground, and I thought they were being robbed. We started walking away, and the sheriff said, 'Get over to your car,' and I guess they're selling false stuff," Yates said.

Investigators thought Trevor Reddhi was a lookout.

Investigators had him facedown on the sidewalk in seconds. "They pulled around ... two SWAT trucks pulled right around the corner, and they told me to get right on the ground -- that it was a search. So I got on the ground and listened to what they said. Wrong day, wrong time. I picked the wrong time," Reddhi said.

A description of an actual raid this week in the US with links to Africa or the new movie script for Die Hard complete with cliches? Read on...

Counterfeit drugs targeted by technology in India BBC News
The majority of fake drugs available are said to originate in India and China. India is also one the world's fastest-growing hubs for generic drug production. A majority of the medicines available in Africa come from Indian generic drug laboratories. ...
Largest Identity Theft Ring Busted In Queens, 111 Indicted! Post Chronicle
Five organized crime organizations in Queens with ties to Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East were broken up after a credit card counterfeit operation netted more than $13 million over 16 months, WABC-TV, New York, reported. ...
Police Smash Tyre Imports Racket Involving KEBS Officials Middle East North Africa Financial Network
Oct 07, 2011 (Nairobi Star/All Africa Global Media via COMTEX) -- DETECTIVES in Nairobi yesterday smashed a fake Kenya Bureau of Standards rubber stamps racket and arrested four suspects. The police also impounded containers with suspected counterfeit tyres ...
WIPO Assemblies Call for Diplomatic Conference on Audiovisual Performances Bridges Weekly Trade News Digest
Similarly, member states also discussed the work of the Advisory Committee on Enforcement (ACE), paying special attention to its research on counterfeiting, piracy, and the motivations for intellectual property infringement. Speaking at the closing of ...

And, finally Die Hard..

Eastland Mega Flea Market Raided For Counterfeit Goods
We have not linked this one to terrorism at this time, but the only thing I know for sure is that some of these monies have been going back to Africa," Scott said. There are 57 booths at the flea market, and 54 of them are illegal, authorities said. ...

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14 October 2011 at 18:59 delete

Not just English bad boys then! Overseas fraud is a massive problem, especially when it comes to scam emails - but I still can't believe that people fall for them!