Police seize £3m of contraband in Glasgow raid


Items recovered included fake designer jewellery and clothing.

Illegal items, including fake designer jewellery and clothing, were seized at a business premises in Commerce Street on Thursday, the BBC reported.

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.

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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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