In 2011, the National Police in Ireland either seized or obtained counterfeit currency 375 times during the year. The number of cases of counterfeit money was lower than the 552 incidents in 2010. In 2009, there were 539 incidents of counterfeit money, and 527 incidents in 2008.
Due to the role of organized crime in food production in Italy, a report has found that 80 percent of the olive oil produced in Italy and stamped with a “Made in Italy” logo was made with cheaper, lower quality oils from other countries.
Authorities seized over 15,000 counterfeit NFL jerseys in the days leading up to the 2011 Super Bowl. In total, the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement seized $3.56 Million worth of counterfeit Super Bowl merchandise during the event. Between the 2007 and 2001 Super Bowls, over 66,000 counterfeit items were seized in total over the 4 years. The counterfeit goods had a value of $6.36 Million.
The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) estimated that 28 percent of Internet users worldwide accessed pirated music online…
The United States Customs seized $16.8 Million worth of counterfeit drugs in FY 2011, an increase of roughly $11 Million from FY 2010. 1,239 seizures by the US Customs involved counterfeit drugs, representing 9 percent of the total counterfeit goods seized during the year.
Forgers on the streets of Manila will make counterfeit university degrees in about two hours for $10 to $60. Other counterfeit documents, such as job references, cost $11.50. The main location where the counterfeiters sell their documents is between Claro M. Recto and Rizal Avenues. Counterfeit diplomas, identification, driver licenses, term papers and professional licenses such as a fake pilot license are all available.
In the 2010-2011 Fiscal Year, authorities in India detected 423,539 incidents of counterfeit money transactions, an increase of over 400 percent from the 127,781 incidents detected in the 2009-2010 Fiscal Year.
The United States Secret Service arrested 3,028 people in 2011 for counterfeiting US dollars. In total, authorities removed $261 Million in counterfeit dollars from circulation during the year.
In some markets within the European Union, up to 25 percent of the pesticides sold originated from the black market. These black market pesticides are either substandard or are counterfeit versions of the pesticide.
The National Committee on Intellectual Property Rights in the Philippines reported seized $189.75 Million (8.3 Billion Philippine Pesos) worth of counterfeit goods in 2011. The value of fake goods seized in 201 was 58 percent higher than the amount seized in 2010.