News from customs and authorities

Europol: Strike against counterfeiting in social networks

June 2019 edition | With a series of spectacular actions, European authorities have cracked down on trade in counterfeits…

Huge haul of counterfeit food and drink

June 2019 edition | In a large-scale operation coordinated by Interpol and Europol, investigators now confiscated tons of illicit…

German customs seizes hundreds of fakes at bauma

May 2019 edition | At the world’s largest construction machinery trade fair, bauma, German customs investigators successfully acted against…

Italy: large-scale actions against illicit trade

April 2019 edition | In Italy, the special police unit Guardia di Finanza has now taken decisive actions against…

German customs reports drastic 50% rise in fakes seized

March 2019 edition | More than 5 million counterfeits were seized by German customs in 2018 – an increase of…

Man admits to selling fake chips to US military

February 2019 edition | A Californian electronics trader confessed in court to selling thousands of counterfeit integrated circuits (ICs)…

Major espionage cases in Stuttgart, Taipei

January 2019 edition | In Stuttgart, four former employees of a local company stand accused of being involved in…

Interpol: new action against fake medical products

October 2018 edition | During this year's large-scale operation against counterfeit pharmaceuticals, named Pangea XI, Interpol has recorded a…

Crackdown on wine-counterfeiting ring in Spain

August 2018 edition | Spanish investigators raided a gang of counterfeiters who allegedly made a profit of over 1.5…

AI helps Hong Kong customs to increase seizures

August 2018 edition | Using artificial intelligence, Hong Kong customs have increased seizures by about one third in the…