Agents Confiscate Nearly $2 Million Worth of Fake Nike Products
Thousands of counterfeit pairs of Nike athletic shoes were confiscated by Port Authority of New York agents this week. The shoes were worth around $1.7 million and were on the way to an address in Chino, California. The shipment had arrived from China and was under inspection when agents realized they were fake.
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection fights counterfeit products, which they say hurt American jobs and pose a threat to American consumers. The investigation is ongoing.
According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers, if the 9,024 pairs seized were authentic the sneakers would have a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $1,695,600.