Man arrested as £1m worth of fake luxury goods seized from storage unit

Police and trading standards groups carried out the investigation which led to the arrest of a 61-year-old man.

Man arrested after £1m worth of fake luxury goods seized in East Kilbride storage unit iStock

A man has been arrested after counterfeit goods worth an estimated £1m were uncovered from a storage unit in East Kilbride.

Police carried out a search warrant at the storage locations with the help of Trading Standards Scotland on Wednesday.

The investigation resulted in the recovery of merchandise and accessories which mimicked luxury brands, all with a value in excess of £1m.

The operation also involved local authority trading standards services from Glasgow City Council, South Lanarkshire Council, and the Anti-Counterfeiting Group.

A 61-year-old man was subsequently arrested and charged in connection with the incident.

Investigations into the goods are ongoing and police say the goods were stored in preparation for Christmas.

Detective sergeant Graham McAdam, Police Scotland, said: “This is a great example of partnership working which has led to a substantial recovery of what is believed to be counterfeit merchandise in the lead-up to Christmas.

“We will continue to work with partners to disrupt those involved in this type of criminality.”