Police Stop Truck To Inspect Items It's Carrying - You Won't Believe What's Inside These Buckets

The world of counterfeit good is estimated to be a $500 billion per year business, and you’ll be pretty surprised to learn what was the target of the latest crackdown by law enforcement. According to ABC News, The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department recently busted a ring that was peddling counterfeit laundry detergent.

Over the past year, industry giant Procter & Gamble - the name behind well-known brands such as Gain and Tide - has helped to identify and close 50 factories that were manufacturing the goods. The product looks perfectly legit as far as the labeling goes, but the counterfeiters are pushing the goods in five gallon buckets - a huge tipoff that something just isn’t right.

Manufacturers don’t sell laundry detergent in that quantity to consumers, but deals touting these enormous quantities have been popping up online. The product inside of the buckets shares some of the characteristics of the detergent it claims to be, such as smell and look, but is nowhere near as effective due to its high water content. Procter & Gamble has had about enough of it, and any leads or suspicions on counterfeit goods are quickly handled over to law enforcement in that jurisdiction.

Source: ABC News
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