The U.S. Customs and Border Protection has reportedly seized more than $500,000 worth of counterfeit goods at the Kansas City port of entry.
As part of “Operation Stop the Flow”, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers conducted checks on the shipment to ascertain its originality.
The officers reportedly took a keen look at packages from many locations but focused more on merchandise coming from China or Hong Kong specifically.
The agency reportedly said that the officers inspected nearly 1,000 shipments and made 25 seizures.
The agency’s main goal was to intercept counterfeit medical equipment and supplies, of which they made some seizures.
The adulterated medications, animal vaccines, counterfeit professional sports jerseys, designer handbags, sunglasses, and other items worth $504,000.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection reportedly pledge their commitment to ensuring that counterfeit goods don’t get entry into the country.
CBP reportedly said that these counterfeit goods have caused lots of damages to the U.S. economy, cost Americans their jobs, threaten consumer health and safety, and fund criminal activity.