February 8th, 2012
Customs and Border protection officers at the Houston/Galveston Seaport seized 2.7 million dollars of Burberry and Disney items that were deemed “fake”. Included in the shipment were hats, purses, wallets, dog collars and hair clips. The fakes were taken to World Trade Distribution for further examination and processing.
Shipped from China, over 18,000 individual items packed in 148 cartons were seized. Customs officials stated, “There were 24,792 seizures of counterfeit and pirated goods last year in the U.S. – a 24-percent increase over 2010.”