NSW Police is preparing to charge a handful of people after raids netted thousands of allegedly counterfeit mobile accessories for Apple and Samsung devices.
Police from Quakers Hill Local Area Command spent the past two days raiding five different locations throughout Sydney’s north-west and seizing around 60 boxes of allegedly fake goods.
The Quakers Hill police were assisted in the raid by Trademark Investigation Services and today executed a search warrant at a store in Stanhope Gardens and a warehouse in Granville, where they found thousands of allegedly counterfeit mobile accessories.
The raid also included the seizure of dozens of boxes of clothing, handbags and shoes from stalls at Parklea Markets over the weekend, which Police also alleged to be counterfeit.
NSW Police said the examination of the goods was still underway and it had not yet reached a final valuation of the seized items, but estimated the total amount to be around $100,000.
Authorities were working to determine the authenticity of the seized goods.
“The seizures we have completed today and yesterday will be followed by more in the months ahead,” Inspector Adel Attala of Quakers Hill Local Area Command said in a statement.
“The counterfeit goods trade robs unknowing consumers and legitimate businesses of their hard earned incomes and profits.
“We’re committed to getting fake products out of local marketplaces and will be working hard to catch and prosecute more counterfeit goods traders in the very near future.”