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Rat fur found in Chinese-made cashmere coats

Over 1 mn fake clothing items seized

03 February, 14:41
Rat fur found in Chinese-made cashmere coats (ANSA) - Livorno, February 3 - Italian police have found rat fur in fake cashmere coats made by Chinese textile workers.

Police from Livorno and Rome seized more than a million counterfeit clothing items made by five Chinese-run firms in Rome and distributed by a wholesaler near Florence over the last few days, judicial sources said Monday. The allegedly cashmere items were found to be a mixture of acrylic, viscose and fur from rats and other animals, police said.

Police, who also found bogus merino lamb, silk and pashmina apparel after a year-long probe, cautioned 14 Chinese-born people for fraud.