Suspect goods seized in Trading Standards operation

Trading Standards’ officers in Edinburgh have seized £35,000 worth of what is believed to be counterfeit goods this week as part of ongoing Operation Wolf activities.

City of Edinburgh Council Trading Standards worked with Police Scotland to carry out an intelligence-led operation on a business in the Leith area, and a large quantity of suspected counterfeit goods was recovered. Items seized included clothing, sportswear, footwear and watches.

Further days of action will continue across Edinburgh throughout May and police are keen to build on the early success of Operation Wolf.

Community Safety Leader Cllr Cammy Day said: “This was an excellent result and a perfect example of partnership working. A lot of effort goes into protecting consumers in Edinburgh from buying counterfeit goods and Trading Standards work closely with Police Scotland in tackling this issue.

"Operation Wolf is a fantastic way to show the community that the council is listening to their concerns and are serious about tackling the issues that they are worried about. This initiative supports the coalition's ongoing plans to make Edinburgh as safe as possible for residents and visitors.”

Superintendent Matt Richards said: "These recoveries are a fantastic result for Operation Wolf and the communities we police. Working in partnership with Trading Standards we have successfully seized a huge quantity of counterfeit goods that could have been sold on to unsuspecting innocent members of the public as 'the real thing'."

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