Thousands of counterfeit items seized at Los Angeles / Long Beach Seaport – CBS Los Angeles

Los Angeles (CBSLA) – Customs agents recently seized 13,586 counterfeit designer products that arrived in a freight shipment from China at the Los Angeles / Long Beach seaport.

On November 9, agents found handbags, tote bags, shoulder bags, shoulder bags, backpacks, shirts and pants with multiple registered and registered trademarks including Gucci, Chanel, Fendi, YSL and Louis Vuitton and Grenzschutz in a shipment, according to US Customs.

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If they were real, the items would have an estimated total retail price of $ 30,437,775, CBP said.

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“CBP is devoting significant law enforcement resources to keeping counterfeit and counterfeit goods out of US supply chains, markets and roads,” said Carlos C. Martel, CBP director of field operations in Los Angeles, in a statement. “Today more than ever, CBP officials remain vigilant, engaged and focused on disrupting these smuggling operations.”

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Last year, CBP seized 26,503 shipments across the country of counterfeit goods, valued at nearly $ 1.3 billion if they had been real.

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