The launch of a new 12-sided pound coin on March 28 will hope to prevent counterfeit coins by introducing new security measures.
Oldham Council has helped to take down a Russian crime gang who are believed to have been selling fake CDs, documentation and computers.
Two canine crime fighters have sniffed out Oldham’s biggest ever seizure of illegal or counterfeit tobacco.
Fake toys and smartphones worth more than £500,000 have been seized in Salford, in a huge Christmas counterfeit clampdown.
Silly plonkers try to fiddle Willy Wonka: Candy firm fined for flogging fake bars in Manchester shop
Americandy was found guilty of possessing counterfeit goods
Windsor Mini Market owner received suspended sentence
‘Gambling’ with lives: Salford shopkeeper sentenced for possession of potentially deadly counterfeit vodka
Counterfeit Smirnoff vodka was ‘highly toxic’
Crime family’s ‘lavish’ empire toppled as Manchester police foil sophisticated counterfeit goods and drugs business
Chaudry family jailed in Manchester
‘Arrogance cost them dear’: Colossal £10million counterfeit goods gang broken up by Manchester police
Officers swooped on shop on Cheetham Hill
Only buy from ‘reputable’ outlets, experts warn.
Police seize biggest batch of counterfeit CDs ever found at Manchester Airport – taking on piracy ahead of Christmas
Almost £250,000 of fake CDs was seized by police.