Last month, over 39,000 counterfeit items-which included fake Air Jordans , Nikes, Yeezys and Chanel purses – were seized from shipments at the Los Angeles/Long Beach Seaport.
On August 26, United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) reported that the items came from two separate seizures-from shipments on July 19 and July 30.
In addition to counterfeit sneakers, knock offs of these brands-Gucci, Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Yeezy, Versace, Fendi, Balenciaga, Burberry, Chrome Hearts and Nike- were also found by CBS officers and Homeland security investigations agents.
“The size of these fraudulent shipments clearly demonstrates the greed and risks transnational criminal organizations are willing to take in order to increase their illicit profits. CBP officers remain vigilant, committed, and focused on disrupting these smuggling operations.”Carlos C. Martel, CBP director of field Operations in Los Angeles
CBS said that if authentic, the value of the seized items would be more than $53.7 million.