Customs Officers Seize Counterfeit Merchandise

Updated: April 15, 2019 10:34 PM

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency announced on Monday that officers working at the International Falls Port of Entry last month seized a large amount of counterfeit merchandise.

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According to the press release, the officers inspected rail containers bound for Ranier. The officers said the containers held 50 amplifiers, 662 cartons of earbuds and cables, and 57 cartons of sandwich board. The release said the merchandise is in violation of intellectual property rights.

The merchandise has a suggested retail price of $715,868, according to the agency.

"Counterfeiting harms consumers because manufacturers of forged products have little motivation to use safe, high quality materials in their products," explained Anthony Jackson, International Falls Port Director.

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