LAREDO (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Federal agents in South Texas have seized nearly 80,000 bogus-label clothing, electronics and other items at a public storage facility in an estimated $16 million counterfeit cargo bust.
Investigators with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement say the trademark-infringed merchandise was shipped from China to an international cargo terminal in Laredo.
Authorities on Monday said no one has been arrested in the investigation of items with fake tags representing Hermes, Louis Vuitton, Adidas, Nike, Apple, Samsung and Sony.
Agents began surveillance on a storage facility May 17. Not only did officers observe people transferring boxes from the storage unit to vehicles with Mexican license plates, but they also witnesses the arrival of a large box truck loaded with suspected trademark infringed merchandise.
Authorities confiscated 275 boxes that displayed bogus recipients and addresses in Laredo.
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