$1.7 million worth of fake Apple goods confiscated from London warehouse

1.3 million pounds (approximately US$1.7 million) worth of fake Apple goods have been seized by West Sussex Trading Standards of the West Sussex County Council, reports ITV News. It’s the biggest in its history.

Fake chargers, batteries, cables, headphones and adapters were seized from a warehouse in London. An investigation was launched after a charger, bought for £59 from a shop in Haywards Heath in West Sussex overheated, notes ITV News.

  Photo courtesy of West Sussex County Council

Photo courtesy of West Sussex County Council

The customer became alarmed at how hot it became when charging her MacBook, so she contacted Trading Standards, which later found it was fake and unsafe. The trail led to another shop in Brighton and on to a warehouse in Kingston-upon-Thames.

The West Sussex County Council (WSCC) is the authority that governs the non-metropolitan county of West Sussex. The county also contains seven district and borough councils, and 159 town, parish and neighborhood councils.