U.S. Customs nabs $10 million in sham goods labeled as stuffed bears and rugs

June 30, 2009 § Leave a comment


A shipment of counterfeit luxury goods that included handbags from Coach, Louis Vuitton, Fendi, and D&G was seized by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency last week at Newark seaport. The shipment originated in China and had an estimated retail value of over $10 million. In an effort to thwart the Customs official, the counterfeiters had declared the goods to be “stuffed bears, acrylic rugs, furniture and paper boxes.”

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