CBP seizes $30 million of counterfeit Gucci, Chanel and Louis Vuitton products from China

US Customs and Border Protection says it has seized more than $30 million in counterfeit designer products It bears the names of brands such as Gucci, Chanel, and Louis Vuitton from which they were shipped China.

Customs and Border Protection officers assigned to the Los Angeles / Long Beach Seaport discovered more than 13,500 handbags, tote bags, shoulder bags, backpacks, pants and shirts.

A CBP officer checks for counterfeit items. (CBP)

Customs and Border Protection, which works with the US Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), seized the shipment on November 9. Import specialists from the Center of Excellence and Expertise for Consumer Products and Mass Marketing (CPMM) assisted CBP in the investigation.

US ports see shipping records likely to extend into 2022

CBP said in a press release.

CBP says the rise of e-commerce has created new opportunities for criminals. (CBP)

According to the agency, e-commerce allowed criminals to sell counterfeit products by hiding behind seemingly legitimate listings on well-known websites.

Shoulder bags, backpacks, T-shirts and other luxury designer items. (CBP)

“Bad actors are taking advantage of e-commerce operations by selling counterfeit and unsafe merchandise via online platforms, particularly during the holiday season when shoppers are looking for deals,” said Donald R. Koser, Port of Los Angeles/Long Beach Port Manager. statment.

“If the price of a product sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Fake goods are often of poor quality and may be unsafe for you and your family.”

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Last week, Customs and Border Protection officers at Washington Dulles International Airport took over Nearly 4,000 glass trumpets were shipped from China.

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