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12:06  06 december  2018
12:06  06 december  2018 Source:   9news.com.au

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' They will even change their clothes to buy more baby formula '. A Current Affair has uncovered an elaborate network of warehouses that pack and send pallet loads A baby formula buying frenzy at a Melbourne supermarket shows limits on purchases have done little to deter customers’ red-hot demand.

A Current Affair has uncovered an elaborate network of warehouses that pack and send pallet loads of baby formula to China.

In an extensive investigation involving hours of undercover surveillance, A Current Affair’s crew filmed a Coles delivery van dropping off tins of baby formula to one of the warehouses.

A Current Affair also follows two women to their home where their garage is packed full of baby formula.

'They will even change their clothes to buy more baby formula'© 9news An A Current Affair investigation has discovered pallet loads of formula are leaving the country sometimes before they hit the shelves.

Later, a van from the nearby warehouse drops by to pick up loads of boxes.

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“ They will even change their clothes to buy more baby formula so the staff will not recognise them ,” the Coles worker told A Current Affair. “It’s gotten to a point I never thought I would see it reach with the lengths people are going to obtain it.” © Nine Digital Pty Ltd 2019.

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A Current Affair’s crew finds clusters of the warehouses, streets apart in suburban industrial estates. The network is run by staff of Asian appearance who often prefer to remain off the radar even though there is nothing illegal about this conduct.

When reporter Tineka Everaardt confronted those operating the packing centres, they often flee to the back of the warehouse, or shout at the crew to switch the camera off.

The investigation, which airs at 7pm tonight, blows the lid on the way in which daigous [shopping agents based overseas who buy on behalf of Chinese consumers] operate to clear the shelves in Australia’s supermarkets.

'They will even change their clothes to buy more baby formula'© 9news Supposed daigous are going to elaborate lengths to smuggle baby formula out of Australia, for the booming Asian trade.

Those who film the daigous are often abused in the footage that will air on A Current Affair tonight.

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Adele Barbaro, who runs a mummy blog The Real Mumma, supplied A Current Affair with stunning footage from her local supermarket that shows the raiding of the shelves.

“There’s a two-tin limit at my local supermarket, and that seems to be two tins per minute,” she said.

“These 20, 25 people, are running in, buying two tins, running around the corner to a lady that’s ready to go with shopping trolleys or a man ready to go with the boot open and piling it in.”

'They will even change their clothes to buy more baby formula'© 9news A Current Affair discovered the sneaky tactics some are going to, to get their hands on the coveted baby formula.

A Current Affair also speaks with a Coles worker who sheds fresh light on the tactics of daigous in getting around the supermarket chains two-tin limit.

“They will even change their clothes to buy more baby formula so the staff will not recognise them,” the Coles worker told A Current Affair.

“It’s gotten to a point I never thought I would see it reach with the lengths people are going to obtain it.”

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