$2.9M in counterfeit designer jewelry seized

Officers with US Customs and Border Protection in Indianapolis seized over 1,900 pieces of counterfeit jewelry with names including Tiffany's, Cartier, Bvlgari, Louis Vuitton and Rolex.

The shipment was valued at $2,994,450, if the merchandise was sold at the manufacturer's suggested retail price.

The shipment from China was headed to Texas.

“Protecting intellectual property rights is an important part of the CBP mission and critical to protecting American consumers,” said Chief CBP Officer Timothy Hubbard in a press release. “Our CBP officers and import specialists work diligently to protect businesses, consumers and our economy every day by combating the trade of counterfeit and pirated goods through an aggressive Intellectual Property Rights enforcement program. This seizure is fine example of that commitment.”

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