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She said: "We detain the goods, examine them, and we would contact the people that own the property rights if we have any doubt. So we would contact Louis Vuitton and they would then take the course of action.
The goods are shipped from all over the world, but the majority come from the Far East, and it is estimated to cost the UK economy around 1.3bn every year.
"Everyone loves a bargain, but consumers need to know that behind every fake is a complex chain of criminals and fraudsters with one aim to part you from your cash and use it to fund more serious organised crime."
It comes as the border force and Trading Standards launched a public campaign warning shoppers to be careful about what they buy and where they buy their Christmas presents from.
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Counterfeiters "If I was a consumer, I would check the main website and with the main distributors, not at a local market stall or car boot sale. Beats by Dre headphones are not going to be 15."
The Daily Echo was given an insight into the operation carried out by officers all year round and how they aim to stop shipments of fake items coming into the port.
You cannot buy large branded products from wholesale outlets in China."
Clive Robinson, from the trading standards department, said fake goods are a huge threat to the city's economy.
which are worth up to 1,000 at retail price, and a selection of garish, multi coloured Buddha statues.
The force works closely with Southampton City Council's trading standards department, which acts on intelligence and tip offs to stop the counterfeit goods reaching the high street.
Our reporters were shown boxes full of items such as counterfeit Emporio Armani boxers, Louis Vuitton handbags, Beats by Dre headphones, Converse trainers, and RayBan sunglasses, stacked high in two storage warehouses at the docks.
"The sunglasses are not going to be optically correct, and we see a lot of counterfeit alcohol, particularly spirits, which contain industrial alcohol.
Ruth Orchard, director General Adidas Cap Grey of the Anti Counterfeiting Group, which represents most of the brands under attack by counterfeiters, said: "Counterfeiters gear up for Christmas like legitimate manufacturers and retailers. Most fakes are still made overseas and once they enter the country millions of pounds worth of counterfeits appear for sale at markets, discount stores, car boot sales and on the internet.
He said: "We receive complaints from members of the public who have bought poor quality goods. We visit markets and car boot sales, and gather a significant amount of information from brand holders.
"We see it as illegal activity. It takes money away from the city's legitimate businesses and that means consumers inevitably buy substandard products with significant safety issues.
Lisa Lovell, from Brand Enforcement UK, which represents the Beats by Dre firm, said: "If consumers are paying less than the main price, it's that phrase of 'if it's too good to be true, it probably is'.
the National Crime Agency to tackle this form of organised crime.
Cheap clothing branded with the recognisable Hello Kitty cartoon and Disney characters, and imitation Cath Kidston bags, also make up a large number of impounded merchandise.
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They were shown hundreds of untested and potentially dangerous phone chargers, iPad covers, fake Hermes belts, and Barcelona chairs, Jordan Cap Jumpman
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