Counterfeit car parts seized

September 7, 2010

By Brónagh Murphy

A large amount of suspected counterfeit car parts have been seized in south Armagh, police have said.

The joint operation with Trading Standards discovered the substandard parts, including brake pads, at premises on the Concession Road in Culloville during a raid  on Wednesday.

A large amount of cash was also recovered.

The police have said anyone concerned that their vehicle has been fitted with sub-standard parts should contact Trading Standards or the police.

PSNI Inspector Davy Beck said: “If these parts had ended up being fitted to vehicles being driven on local roads the consequences could have been deadly.  While many counterfeit parts look very convincing, testing by Trading Standards has revealed serious safety implications.

“We are working hard to prevent these parts being circulated in south Armagh and this work will continue over coming weeks,” he added.