London Olympics 2012: UK Border Force Seizes Thousands Of Fake Goods

Thousands of fake Olympic goods have been seized at ports and airports across the UK in the run-up to next month’s Games, the Border Force said today.

More than 7,000 fake Olympic bags, 500 fake cigarette lighters and 400 fake vests make up the relatively modest haul seized by officials.

Home Office Minister Damian Green said: “Counterfeiting is not a harmless crime but a criminal enterprise posing a serious economic threat estimated to be worth around £1.3 billion in the UK each year.

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