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By Compiled From Wire Service Dispatches With Analysis From Monitor Correspondents Around The World, Edited By Howard Lafranchi / September 19, 1983



Police in London claimed they smashed a worldwide phony perfume racket worth millions of dollars after a raid on a small factory in the East End. Police seized thousands of bottles of counterfeit scent, boxed and marked with the famous Chanel No. 5 logo. A private detective working for perfume companies said similar factories had been discovered in Mexico, Spain, and Italy.

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