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$6.9M of Fake Jewelry and Watches Seized in Cincinnati

The goods originated from Hong Kong.

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in Cincinnati seized three shipments of counterfeit jewelry and watches.

$6.9M of Fake Jewelry and Watches Seized in Cincinnati

Federal officers seized fake jewelry and watches in Cincinnati.

The first shipment originated from Hong Kong, and was destined to a residence in Richmond, VA, according to a press release from the agency.

Although it had a declared value of $319, the package held 275 assorted Cartier Love bracelets, the release stated. Had the 275 bracelets been genuine, the manufacturer’s suggested retail price would have been $3.27 million.

CBP officers seized a second shipment also arriving from in Hong Kong. Officers found 385 yellow gold Cartier bracelets and 115 white gold Cartier bracelets. These 500 counterfeit bracelets would have had a total MSRP of $3.2 million, had they been real.

“These large seizures illustrate the work our officers do every day to protect our country, its citizens, and the economy,” said LaFonda D. Sutton-Burke, director, field operations-Chicago Field Office. “Our officers are dedicated to preventing counterfeiters from defrauding consumers and legitimate businesses.”

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On Aug. 5, CBP officers seized another shipment from Hong Kong containing 13 fake Rolex watches — 10 Cosmograph Daytona and three Yacht Master II. The watches were heading to a business in Mesquite, TX. Had they been genuine, the MSRP would have been over $405,000, according to CBP.

 

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