U.S. News | Customs and Border Protection Seizes Assorted Counterfeit Products Worth $336K

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), San Juan field operations has confiscated 186 counterfeit pieces of designer jewelry, 152 counterfeit Apple phone cases, 65 counterfeit Apple Airpods cases, 111 counterfeit Louis Vuitton Airpods cases, and 40 counterfeit Gucci Airpods cases inside 2 parcels imported to Puerto Rico from Hong Kong via air courier.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) reportedly said that the estimated retail price for the counterfeiter goods is worth $336,057.

The Assistant Director of field operations for trade, Leida Colón reportedly said that the extremely low price of a product is the main indicator that it does not have the expected attributes of the real thing.

Colon reportedly added that in these dire economic times making uninformed purchases can result in a significant monetary loss.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) reportedly said that majority of the counterfeit goods seized in the San Juan Field Office are illegitimate goods including jewelry, handbags, electronics, footwear, clothing, and prescription drugs product categories.

According to the agency, the source economies for most of these items are Hong Kong and China.

The agency reportedly said that the San Juan Field Office has also seized 560 fake Apple Airpods, Nintendo mini consoles, 1,000 luxury and brand watches, designer pendants, jewelry and watches, and 844 counterfeit alloy wheels.

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Nathaniel is a News Reporting Intern at Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch (NLIPW). He has a passion for writing, capacity building and social media marketing. He is a graduate of Federal University of Technology, Minna, where he graduated with BTECHAGRIC. He is a member of Soil Science Society of Nigeria (SSSN) and the National Union of Campus Journalist (NUCJ). Nathaniel has served as Editor-in-Chief for a number of magazines and as a contributor to various online repositories. Email: anathaniel@nlipw.com

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