Threat to businesses of fake items to be highlighted

The widest range of fake and illicit materials to be seen in Scotland is to be unveiled at a major conference which aims to highlight the dangers to public safety and the threat to Scottish businesses from the spread of the illegal trade.

Organised by the Scottish Business Resilience Centre, the event in Edinburgh will bring together police, trading standards, government and industry to call for Scotland to become a hostile environment for serious organised crime by encouraging the public to stop buying counterfeit and illicit items.