Feds uncover more than $2 million in fake Nikes, jackets at LA/Long Beach

| Tuesday, November 13, 2007

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers found more than 60,000 pairs of fake Nike shoes and more than 6,000 fake North Face jackets in shipping containers at the Los Angeles/Long Beach port complex.

The fake goods were found in four separate sea containers shipments made during October with manifests indicating the shipments were furniture from China, according to a news release from CBP. Click here to see the fake Nike shoes.

“Our CBP offices and import specialists at the Port of Los Angeles/Long Beach will continue to vigorously enforce intellectual property rights laws by seizing shipments of counterfeit goods as they are being smuggled into the United States,” said Kevin Weeks, director of field operations at the Los Angeles/Long Beach port of entry.

According to CBP, the agency made more than 14,000 seizures of counterfeit goods worth $155 million in 2006.

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