Border authorities seize $10 million in 460 fake Rolex watches bound for Brooklyn from Hong Kong
U.S. Customs and Border Protection seized 460 fake Rolex watches that, if genuine, would have amounted to $10.1 million, the organization said Monday.
CBP officers seized the watches from two Hong Kong shipments bound for Brooklyn, New York. The first shipment contained 300 watches, while the second contained 160. With a third shipment seized earlier in April, CBP obtained more than $20 million in counterfeit watches.
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“No one buys a luxury brand watch expecting it to break or fall apart. As consumers increasingly buy from online or third-party suppliers, our agents are on the front line. line to guard against scammers who hope to make money selling counterfeits,” CBP Chicago Field Operations director LaFonda Sutton-Burke said in a statement.
CBP has long sought to crack down on shipments of fake luxury watches into the country. The organization bagged shipments of 1,280 fake Rolex watches in 2020, which it says would have been worth $25.52 million if they were genuine.
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Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) also announced the seizure of tens of millions of counterfeit professional sporting goods in recent years.
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Items included Super Bowl and NBA jerseys and championship rings, as well as stickers and flags.