In a secret postal depot in Slough, Suvinder Kaur watches a steady trundle of parcels as they roll through an X-ray machine, and smiles with quiet satisfaction. The Border Force officer had spotted the brown paper packages bound in Sellotape in a haul of foreign post and noted they all had the same Chinese sender. Seizing them off the conveyor belt, she rips one open to reveal a shoddy imitation Louis Vuitton bag with a Cartier watch stuffed inside. “Now why would you send something like this in the post if they weren’t fake?” Kaur says, tossing them aside. A table nearby groans under the weight of a pile of fake Ray-Ban sunglasses, football shirts, watches and rip-off handbags. One “Louis Vuitton” handbag, encased in its own suede-style protective bag, could almost pass for the genuine £895 article, but Kaur points to the roughshod stitching inside. Meanwhile a fake iPhone elicits admiration for its incredible likeness to the real product. The … [Read more...] about Could counterfeit goods fund terrorism if border control becomes lax?
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Londoners are being urged to be wary of buying bargain electrical goods which could put their lives at risk. Fake hair straighteners, smart TV boxes and hair dryers are all potential fire risks if they overheat and cause a blaze, City of London detectives have warned. The force’s Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) - which is based in the City, investigates cases throughout the UK to crack down on counterfeit and potentially dangerous goods offered for sale on the internet. Detective Inspector Nick Court, said: "In terms of the electrical and physical threat - the items can harm or kill. "Fake goods may not have the safeguards the legitimate items would. "With (fake) hair straighteners you have got a very hot piece of metal close to your head. They don’t have automatic switches." Fake lithium-ion batteries for mobile phones and computers, power supplies and lighting products are also popular money-spinning fakes for fraudsters. Natalie Wong, senior regional … [Read more...] about Why Londoners should watch out for deadly fake electrical goods
PUBLISHED: 18:22 09 November 2018 | UPDATED: 18:29 09 November 2018 Jake Foxford The operation took place at the Tesco car park at Copdock Interchange Picture: ARCHANT Two men were arrested on suspicion of drug driving during a crackdown on lorries and vehicles suspected of transporting dangerous goods at Ipswich’s Copdock Interchange. Suffolk police teamed up with the Driving and Vehicle Standards Agency and HM Revenue and Customs for the day of action on Monday.They were working to enforce legislation around carrying dangerous goods (CDG) such as clinical waste, which has the potential to be used by terrorist organisations to produce explosives.Officers from the roads and armed policing team stopped 34 vehicles and discovered 27 were carrying hazardous materials from their base at the Tesco truck stop site.Sgt Julian Ditcham said: “The purpose of this operation was to both enforce the legislation relevant to vehicles carrying dangerous goods … [Read more...] about Police crackdown on vehicles carrying ‘dangerous goods’ on A12 and A14
With financing from the EU, the “Sustainable Freight and Logistics in the Greater Mekong Sub-region” project is aimed to ensure consistency of regulatory systems for the transportation of dangerous goods in every country in the region. The project has been in place since February 2016 and will end in January 2019. GIZ is supporting relevant government authorities, associations and SMEs in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam (CLMV) and Thailand. Thailand was the first country in the Asean region to implement the European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR) following a gas explosion on Phetchaburi Road in Bangkok in September 1990, when a liquid petroleum gas tanker truck crashed on the expressway exit. GIZ spent two years on ADR translation and coordination with each ministry and this year started the training. Wilasinee Poonuchaphai, project co-director of GIZ Thailand said that so far the organisation has trained 15 … [Read more...] about Completion date set for GIZ dangerous goods training
[STK] NYSE:CP Toronto:CP[IN] TRN FIN[SU] OFRTO BUSINESS EDITORS:Canadian Pacific announces US$500 million debt offeringCALGARY, May 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ - Canadian Pacific Railway Limited("CP") (TSX:CP)(NYSE:CP) announces that its wholly-owned subsidiary,Canadian Pacific Railway Company, is issuing US$500 million of4.000% Notes due 2028.The transaction is expected to close on May 16, 2018, subject to thesatisfaction of customary closing conditions.The net proceeds from this offering will be used primarily for thereduction and refinancing of outstanding indebtedness and for generalcorporate purposes. Until utilized for such purposes, the net proceedsmay be invested in short term investment grade securities or bankdeposits.The joint book-running managers of the debt offering are MorganStanley & Co. LLC, Barclays Capital Inc. and Wells Fargo Securities,LLC.The offering is being made pursuant to an effective shelf registrationstatement previously filed with the Securities and … [Read more...] about Canadian Pacific announces US$500 million debt offering