Paul Raudnitz and Caoimhe Daly acted for Brent and Harrow Trading Standards in the prosecution of what is believed to be the largest-ever counterfeit-goods operation brought before the courts to date by any Trading Standards authority.
On 10th July 2014, Nirmon Grover and Ajit Arura were each sentenced to three years imprisonment for their part in “Grover International Limited” - a business which had imported vast quantities of counterfeit goods to the UK through Continental Europe from China. Some 80,000 fake designer items were recovered, including bogus Nike, Ugg, Louis Vuitton, Breitling and Rolex products. The total haul, had it been genuine, would have been worth over £17m. The case was the culmination of an investigation stretching back five years.
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