POLICE have seized around £10,000 worth of counterfeit goods in Sunderland.
Officers searched a property in the Red House area on Wednesday, after receiving concerns from local residents about the sale of alcohol and tobacco to children.
Around £10,000 worth of cigarettes, rolling tobacco, counterfeit clothing and jewellery were recovered.
Neighbourhood Inspector for Sunderland, Anthony Carty said: “This is a significant recovery of goods and sends a clear message to criminals that their activities will not be tolerated.
“We know that the sale of these goods can end up financing serious and organised crime and we’re working closely with Trading Standards to get them off the streets.”
A man from the address is now helping Police and Trading Standards with their enquiries.