On 8th November, Malta Today reported that officers found 36 containers out of 44 checked carrying counterfeit mobile accessories, clothes, shoes, and game controllers.  The seizure, the biggest in customs history, was thanks to an operation carried out by the Containers’ Monitoring Unit, the Scanning Unit and the Intellectual Property Rights Unit, while using specialised scanners.  Legal items were used to hide the counterfeits.  It is said that the containers originated from Asia and were headed to an African country.

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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