Counterfeit car products probe - two charged

Detectives from Organised Crime Branch have charged a 47-year-old man and a 44-year-old woman who were arrested in Ballymena on Thursday as part of an investigation into counterfeit car products, with counterfeiting and trademark offences and money laundering.

A Porsche car seized in Ballymena by police on Thursday.

They are due to appear at Ballymena Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, September 11.

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Speaking on Friday afternoon, the Officer leading the investigation, Detective Inspector Todd Clements, said: “This proactive investigation was launched after a complaint by car manufacturer BMW. Following a number of searches yesterday in Ballymena, Belfast and Portstewart police have secured restraining orders on assets worth more than £1 million.”