A TEENAGER was arrested as police swooped on a house during a major crime crackdown.

Secret stockpiles of designer clothing, perfume, jewellery and make-up were seized from the property in Clydebank.

Anti-fraud officers monitored social media to gather intelligence about the number of "counterfeit items".

Police said items seized included Michael Kors handbags and Rolex watches, as well as Armani clothing.

Plain-clothed cops and officers from Trading Standards, surrounded the house, in Kirkwood Avenue, on Thursday morning.

It is understood the suspect was immediately apprehended and the investigation then moved inside the property, where officers searched for any potential evidence.

The 17-year-old male was later led to a waiting police car.

Detective Inspector Andrew Doherty, who led to the operation, said: "Many of the items seized were designer brands, such as Armani, Rolex, Michael Kors and Ralph Lauren.

"We work closely with our colleagues from Trading Standards and we will continue to do so in order that we successfully disrupt those involved in illegal activities.

"Selling counterfeit goods is a crime and we will continue to target anyone involved in this type of activity."

The operation took place at around 7.30am.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: "Officers acting under warrant, searched a property in Kirkwood Avenue, Clydebank and seized clothing, perfume, jewellery and cosmetics.

"This operation was as a result of officers gleaning information from social media sites culminating in the action carried out on Thursday August 20.

"A 17-year-old man has been arrested and a report will be prepared for the procurator fiscal."

The Evening Times previously revealed police seized goods and equipment worth more than £13million in a crackdown on fakes sold at the Barras Market.

Dozens of people have also been arrested and more than 100 charges brought in relation to producing and selling counterfeit goods.

It came after a campaign, centred on forcing the illegal traders out of the famous market during the Commonwealth Games.