Customs Has Snatched $86 Million in Fake Louis Vuitton, Beats by Dr. Dre Headphones at MIA
In a blow to everyone who has expensive taste but low quality standards and lower bank accounts, Customs and Border Protections agents have snagged more than $86 million in fake luxury goods at Miami International Airport over the past six months. In fact, they've intercepted more than 505 shipments of ripoffs.
According to CBS Miami, the fake goods were imitating everything from Louis Vuitton and Chanel purses to Bulgari watches to Beats by Dr. Dre ear buds. Fake computer tablets and unauthorized soccer jerseys are also a popular counterfeit import.
A selection of fake goods
One of CBP's priorities is protecting the United States and consumers from the economic devastation associated with the trafficking of counterfeit goods," said Roland Suliveras, CBP port director at Miami International Airport, in a statement.
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