The Tennessee Highway Patrol confirms to TRVN that that local troopers assisted members of Tennessee Highway Patrol's CID division this morning at a raid in Pulaski that netted thousands of dollars worth of counterfeit named brand items like Nike, Yeti Under Amour and Louis Vuitton.
Annual trade in fake products was worth $461 billion in 2013, around 2.5 per cent of total global trade, according to Piotr Stryszowski, an economist with the Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. The money goes to organized crime, and helps fund terrorism and the trafficking of drugs, people, sex and wildlife, as well as the lavish lifestyles of its kingpins.
Consumers may see fakes as “fun” and feel clever to buy sunglasses or sneakers that look like the real thing but cost a fraction of the price.
The reality, however, is anything but fun for the workers, many of them children, who toil in appalling, often slave-like conditions in secret factories making fake products for gang bosses who, Stryszowski says, “have no ethics and no respect for the law.”
Source: Tennessee River Valley News
EPIC Services & Consulting, LLC assists multiple law enforcement agencies on a matter resulting in the recovery of $ 100,000 in counterfeit product.
The investigation began in 2017 and continued until June 2019 upon the execution of a search warrant. The suspected organization was showing evidence of money laundering in various structured forms as well as association with a known terrorist organization in the area. Multiple items were recovered during the SW execution including but not limited to weapons, controlled substance, US currency & counterfeit goods from multiple brands. One arrest was made on the day of the operation and indictments are pending on other individuals.
Epic worked alongside the US Marshal Service, ATF, MCDTF, TBI, and Tennessee Highway Patrol ultimately recovering over $100,000 of counterfeit product.
EPIC Services & Consulting, LLC is proud to announce the purchase of a 27’ 2019 Freedom model enclosed Mobile Command Center. This vehicle is used in conjunction with Short/Long term assignments in the field where communications and up to date intel are required.
The addition of this unit to EPIC Services & Consulting, LLC will increase the availability to assist our Clients in any long term situation. We can streamline our response times, increase the total transportation of manpower with minimal vehicle exposure in high traffic areas. Mobilization to critical incident areas.
We had the honor of participating in the 2018 IPSB Close Protection Conference in Las Vegas, NV along side 370 Executive/Close protection agents. In attendance were members from Microsoft, Netflix, NFL, Entertainment Film Industry as well as legal counsel & Law Enforcement.
The IPSB organization is not just for seasoned practitioners, but agents new to the industry. A career fair was held by several companies that needed specific services closely associated with the Protection industry. To provide knowledge to those new agents, topics covered were- Protection at Large Sporting Events, Developing Practitioners, International Operations, Global Intelligence, Celebrity Practitioners, Lessons Learned & International Child Rescue.
All of these discussions were spearheaded by CSO & Solo practitioners that have been involved with the industry for years, these knowledgeable representatives shared valuable skills, details and techniques with all companies present.
EPIC Services and Consulting was pleased with the conference resourcefulness. We proudly attended and established connections with numerous companies, expanding our working network to great lengths.
EPIC Services & Consulting, LLC has the privilege of working in partnership with the Tryon International Equestrian Center providing protection details & transportation services for several of their upcoming 2018 FEI WEG Event vendors & visiting dignitaries. The event starts September 11, 2018 and closes on September 23, 2018. This event will be host for approximately 500,000 attendees, approximately 500-700 Equestrian athletes & 350-500 horses with representation from over 50 countries worldwide on site during the 13 day event.
Eight disciplines in the Equestrian competition will be on display during the event.
Dignitaries, large scale corporations & local businesses are all participating in the event generating a huge support for the Polk County area.
EPIC Services & Consulting, LLC takes great pride in representing our many Clients during this event.