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Feds Seize Nearly $1.4M in Counterfeit Jewelry

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A parcel contained 269 bogus pieces.

Federal authorities in Philadelphia seized 269 pieces of designer-brand jewelry from Hong Kong, merchandise that would have had a retail value of nearly $1.4 million if authentic.

The parcel contained necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and diamond pendants bearing the names Cartier, Chanel, Bvlgari, and Tous, according to a press release.INSTORE CounterfeitJewelry

Officers seized 269 pieces of counterfeit jewelry.

Analysis showed the jewelry to be counterfeit. It was bound for a Philadelphia address.

“Intellectual property rights enforcement is a Customs and Border Protection priority trade issue,” said Edward Moriarty, CBP acting port director for the Area Port of Philadelphia. “CBP remains committed to working with our consumer health and safety partners and seizing counterfeit and substandard merchandise at our nation’s borders, especially those products that pose potential harm to American consumers, workers, and businesses.”

This is Philadelphia CBP’s second significant counterfeit case in a month. On Feb. 28, CBP officers seized $233,000 in counterfeit designer-brand watches from Hong Kong.

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