18/12/2002

Counterfeit goods seizure in north Belfast

Police have seized suspected counterfeit goods with an estimated street value of over £100,000.

The goods were recovered during a search of a house in the Shore Road area of north Belfast yesterday morning.

More than 1,500 DVD’s with assorted titles, videos, Gameboy cartridges, Burberry scarves, and other assorted items were recovered.

Police warned last week that with the busy pre-Christmas period comes an influx of counterfeit goods and banknotes. A police spokesperson said: "Everyone has a chance of being duped and individuals in possession of a counterfeit note will have to bear the loss."

A man was arrested in connection with the find and later released. A report is being prepared for the director of public prosecutions.

Elsewhere, a 33-year-old man is being treated in hospital for a gunshot wound to his left leg. The shooting took place in a laneway on the Doagh Road near to the Grange Estate in Ballyclare, Co Antrim.

Four masked carried out the attack which occurred at around 11pm last night.

Police have appealed for anyone with information to come forward.

(GMcG)

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