Washing powder pic - supplied by NSW Police
Washing powder pic - supplied by NSW Police

'Counterfeit' washing powder siezed

A TRUCK load of washing powder has been pinched by police after detectives discovered a group of Sydney salesmen were doing the dirty on customers.

At least 33 tons of "counterfeit" washing powder was found at an industrial estate at Chipping North on Tuesday morning.

Police will allege two men imported bags of cheap detergent and placed them in fake Omo-branded buckets in an attempt to convince customers they were buying a superior product.

The operation followed a tip-off from a private trademark-investigation firm.

The fake detergent reportedly was on offer at a number of Western Sydney convenience stores and sometimes is sold at weekend markets.

According to Omo's Australian owner Unilever, the real thing should not read "made in China" as the buckets are not made there.
 
 



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