CINCINNATI – On Monday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in Cincinnati seized five shipments of fake Apple AirPods valued at more than $ 1.3 million.
All five shipments were from China and contained 5,000 fake Apple AirPods and 1,372 fake Apple AirPods Pro.
After attempting to authenticate the items, CBP import specialists from the Centers of Excellence and Expertise (EEC) confirmed that the items violated trademark law and copyright codes.
All five shipments were headed to Brownsville, Texas, before being seized on July 11.
$ 1.3 million in fake Apple AirPods seized by CBP. (CBP)
“Our CBP officers continue to work at a high standard and identifying counterfeit items like these helps prevent transnational criminal organizations from taking advantage of ignorant consumers,” said CBP officer LaFonda Sutton-Burke. in a press release.
“These seizures demonstrate our commitment to stop counterfeit products and protect our country’s economy and consumers from those who intend to defraud businesses and consumers,” added Sutton-Burke.
This story was reported from Los Angeles.