When HMRC have got you by the bollocks

Counterfeiters plans to pull off a pants scam this Christmas were frustrated when Customs Agents impounded a shipment of fake Calvin Klein Boxer Shorts worth almost £1 million.

An HMRC spokesperson said the smugglers plan was to flood the market at Christmas.

Oh, so they weren’t incontinence pants then?

Border Agency and Trading Standards officers are now warning Christmas shoppers about what they buy to avoid fuelling the illegal trade. You undermine honest traders and end up with inferior goods they said.

The problem is we don’t end up with inferior goods, we pay half the price and get the same quality garment. The only difference is it left the factory in Bangla Desh by the back door rather than the front.

2 thoughts on “When HMRC have got you by the bollocks

  1. “Avoid illegal trade” .. that’s rich from a government who refuse to apply easy pre-existing legislation to the big clothing retailers to force them to source only from factories that have passed basic safety and conditions standards.

    btw Liking the “flooding the market / incontinence pants” connection.
    Reminds me of the famous RAF gaffe years back when the guy hired to do the graphics on the outside of the then all-new Harrier jump jet, plastered hundreds of WH Smith logos all over the plane.
    His red-faced explanation was that he did it because he was told they were going to fly stationary quite a lot.
    And if you believe that one … 😉

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