U.S. News | U.S. Customs and Border Protection Confiscate $193,000 Worth of Counterfeit Designer Goods


U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers in Louisville have confiscated a shipment containing two boxes of counterfeit high-end designer items worth more than $193,000.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection reportedly said that the shipment manifest indicates that it contains women’s clothes.

On inspection to determine the admissibility of its contents in accordance with CBP regulations, the shipment was stocked with designer shoes, handbags, and clothes were found inside.

The items were inspected by an import specialist who determined the items were counterfeit. 95 items were seized worth $193,740.

The import specialist reportedly said that the shipment came from Vietnam and was heading to Westminster, California.

“Our officers continue to be vigilant and committed to stopping shipments of illicit goods. These shipments are distributed throughout the nation in an effort to con consumers into spending their money on cheap counterfeits when they think they are buying the real thing”, Thomas Mahn, Port Director, Louisville reportedly said.

CBP has established an educational initiative to raise consumer awareness about the consequences and dangers that are often associated with the purchase of counterfeit and pirated goods.

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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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