CariWorldNews, PALM BEACH, FL, Thurs., July 9, 2009: Counterfeit sneakers worth $300,000 and in transit from China to the Bahamas have been seized by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers.
The shipment was deemed to be fake brand name footwear after a thorough review by CBP import specialists.
“The people who traffic in this type of crime not only steal from legitimate companies, but they also dupe the unknowing consumer into buying items that are substandard,` said CPB Director of Field Operations Harold Woodward. `In some cases a counterfeit item that does not meet the manufacturer’s specifications can even threaten the health or safety of a consumer. CBP Field Operations in Miami is committed to stopping trade in pirated and counterfeit goods.