- Ghana to receive fake clothes for free from Wales
- The items include products from Timberland, Nike, Adidas, Ralph Lauren
Trading standards officers in Torfaen, Wales, are set to donate about 300 items of fake clothing to villages in Africa.
According to a report by the BBC, items such as counterfeit Timberland boots, Nike trainers, Adidas hoodies and Ralph Lauren jackets will be distributed among some villages in Africa, of which Ghana is part.
Torfaen council’s chief officer for neighbourhoods, planning and public protection, Duncan Smith revealed that the action became necessary after brands in the UK raised concerns over the seized fake items ending up back on the black market.
This, he said, meant that the items could not be redistributed in the U.K.
National Police Aid Convoys will be in charge of distribution to Ghanaian villages after the fake labels have been removed.
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