Stupid Things People Do Over Sneakers: Kingston shipowner busted for counterfeit sneakers

The island of Jamaica is a vacation spot known for its beaches, food, rum and happy grass. It also the setting for our latest edition of footwear fueled folly. In Kingston, Jamaica, police seized over $950,000 of counterfeit goods and arrested a man in connection to the seizure. Owen Jackson, 44, of Kingston was charged with unlawful use of trademarks. According to reports, a search of Jackson’s business was carried out on July 16 around 1:30 pm and 192 pairs of counterfeit sneakers were found. Police said upon closer inspection…

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Phillipine authorities seize $750,000 in fake sneakers and goods

At the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila, Bureau of Customs agents seized approximately $750,000 worth of counterfeit sneakers and other goods since January, according to the Bureau of Customs. Recent social media posts from the official account of the Bureau of Customs show agents piling up scores of fake shoes which included the Sean Witherspoon’s Nike Air Max 97, Atmos x Air Max 1 “Animal”, Fear of God x Vans Authentic, Pharrell x Adidas NMD Hu, and Adidas Yeezy Powerphase. P40M halaga ng misdeclared goods kabilang ang mga beauty…

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Nike aids Chinese Goverment in the Confiscation of $87 million in Counterfeit Kicks

Police in Anhui (China) recently busted that country’s largest case of sneakers. The seized shoes, which numbered over 500,000 pair, were intended to be shipped to Asia and the Middle East. Although made of substandard materials, the sneakers were still valued at over $87 million. In December 2015 Anhui police received reports from Nike Sports China which indicated they had located a significant number of counterfeit shoes that looked like one of their branded products in Middle Eastern countries. Law enforcement officials spent a month pursuing that lead and it…

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70,000 pair of Counterfeit Kicks Seized in Thailand

As reported by the Bangkok Post, Customs officials in Thailand seized counterfeit shoes worth at least an estimated 100 million baht (2856326.93 USD) during a raid in the Muang district of Samut Prakan in Thailand.  According to Customs Department director-general Kulit Sombatsiri, the building was used as a warehouse to store 70,000 pair of sneakers, which included “Nikes”, “Adidas”, “Converse”, and “Onitsuka Tiger”.  No one was in the building during the execution of the raid.  The media was shown all of the shoes Friday, prior to being turned over to…

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