Police seize £3m of contraband in Glasgow raid

Police recover illegal items, including fake designer jewellery.

Police in Glasgow have seized more than £3 million worth of contraband goods, including fake designer jewellery.

The items were seized at a business premises in Commerce Street on Thursday, the BBC reported.

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The raid was undertaken by officers working with HM Revenue and Customs. Imported tobacco and alcohol were also discovered at the scene, and a large amount of cash was confiscated under the Proceeds of Crime Act.

Strathclyde Police Detective Chief Inspector John McDonald said to the BBC: "As a result of an intelligence-led proactive operation, premises were identified and searched, resulting in the recovery of a substantial quantity of alcohol, cigarettes and counterfeit clothing and jewellery.”

The detective told reporters the estimated street value of the recovery was around £3 million.



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