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Over 13K counterfeit products seized at LA, Long Beach port complex

Over 13K counterfeit products seized at LA, Long Beach port complex

Customs agents assigned to the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach recently confiscated 13,586 counterfeit designer products arriving in cargo shipments from China that, if genuine, would have an estimated retail value of more than $30 million, officials said on Thursday, December 2. ,

Agents found handbags, tote bags, shoulder bags, crossbody bags, backpacks, shirts and pants that had multiple registered and recorded trademarks, such as Gucci, Chanel, Fendi, YSL and Louis Vuitton, in shipment on November 9, to US Customs. According to and Border Security.

If the goods were genuine and not counterfeit, the estimated manufacturer-suggested retail value of the confiscated products would be $30,437,775 combined, CBP said.

CBP Director of Field Operations in Los Angeles Carlos C. “CBP provides substantial law enforcement resources to keep counterfeit and pirated goods off U.S. supply chains, markets, and streets,” Martell said in a statement. “Now more than ever, CBP officers are alert, committed, and focused on disrupting these smuggling operations.”

Historically, counterfeit products have been sold on illegitimate websites and underground stores, CBP said.

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