U.S. Customs Makes $4.3 Million Counterfeit Shoe Bust
When we see a headline about a Customs and Border bust, I usually don't think about shoes being the product confiscated. I would be wrong!
In a story reported by KSAT 12, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized more than $4.3 million in counterfeit footwear from China this week, including hundreds of pairs of fake limited edition Air Jordans.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Dallas/Fort Worth port of entry seized a shipment of counterfeit footwear including several pairs of limited edition basketball shoes that retail for $2,000 per pair.
The bust was valued at over $4.3 million and included over 1,800 pairs of counterfeit Limited Edition “Dior X Air Jordan 1." The shoes were en route to Mexico. Read more about the bust on the press release from U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
In 2019, The Department of Homeland Security agencies seized counterfeit footwear for intellectual property rights that recorded an MSRP of more than $37 million. If you would like more information about counterfeiting and piracy visit the National IPR Coordination Center website.
Just last week, Border Patrol made a huge bust of over 800 pounds of Meth. The drugs were found inside a commercial trailer covered in fresh broccoli. The street value of the bust was valued at $16,094,000.