Pacific Mall

Pacific Mall raid protects us shoppers, right?

Pacific Mall played host to a sweeping raid last Thursday as part of a massive investigation in which police seized more than $3 million in counterfeit goods. After an inquest, which, by all accounts, could only be described as "groundbreaking," police showed off their loot from ten sites across the GTA during a press conference yesterday morning. Among the annexed items were counterfeit toys, drugs, clothing, and electronics.

The investigation, called "Project Consumer Safety," resulted in several arrests and marked a triennial event in Pacific Mall's general operation. Next for Toronto cops? Cracking down and exposing pot-smokers during Toronto's annual 420 parade.

For the couple of people who still can't tell a Louis Vuitton from a Louie Vuitton, the raid comes as a massive shock. For the rest (including the Toronto Reddit consensus) the seizure is pretty much just another yawn. Thank heavens someone's looking out for the unsuspecting consumer, right?

Photo by chewie2008 in the blogTO Flickr pool


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