Tag Archive: investigate criminal activity

How Peru Became the Counterfeit-Cash Capital of the World…

November 26, 2010 5:18 pm

In the past two years, Peru has become the No. 1 distributor of counterfeit currency internationally, according to Kenneth Jenkins, a U.S. special agent in charge of the Secret Service’s Criminal Investigative Division. “Approximately $33 million has been seized in […]

Counterfeit Medicines: Health and Harm…

November 26, 2010 5:16 pm

Counterfeiting has a long history. For most commodities it is simply the theft of brand owners’ intellectual property, a trademark violation. But fake medicines can also kill. Political wrangling over language, and confusion over how to deal with the public […]

Fake goods make £1.3 billion for criminals every year…

November 26, 2010 5:14 pm

Serious and organised criminals are increasingly involved in the trading of counterfeit goods, the charity Crimestoppers has warned. SOCA has teamed up with Crimestoppers to promote the Fakes Fund Crime campaign and squash the myth that counterfeiting is a harmless enterprise. […]

Men jailed after police op uncovers £1m in fake notes…

November 22, 2010 4:27 pm

Four men have been jailed after counterfeit bank notes worth more than £1m were uncovered by police. Their sentences, handed down at Leeds Crown Court on Wednesday, ranged from 12 years to five-and-a-half years.

400,000 counterfeit toys seized in Italy…

November 12, 2010 12:28 pm

  Almost 400,000 counterfeit children’s Christmas toys and decorations valued at two million euros has been seized here over the last 15 days, Italian police have said. The items arrived in Italy via three import businesses registered to three Chinese […]

Tech needed to curb counterfeit drugs…

November 1, 2010 4:20 pm

Phoney internet pharmacies are driving the massive counterfeit medicine market to consumers worldwide, according to a recent report released today by Cambridge Consultants.