LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Investigators prevented a whole bunch of counterfeit championship rings from being bought on-line, together with 80 faux Kansas Metropolis Chiefs Tremendous Bowl rings.
Footage of the seized rings present a customized Mahomes ring and a Chiefs Kingdom ring.
The brokers in Louisville, Kentucky intercepted a package deal that was shipped from China to a house in Florida final week.
Customs and Border Safety brokers stated the cargo additionally included 10 Milwaukee Bucks NBA championship rings, 30 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tremendous Bowl rings, and 110 Atlanta Braves World Sequence rings.
If the rings had been all legit, investigators stated the cargo would have been price $345,000.
“Counterfeit jewellery continues to flood e-commerce market and these rings had been centered on a choose group of sports activities collectors and their followers,” LaFonda D. Sutton-Burke, Director, Subject Operations-Chicago, stated. “Our officers are well-trained to search out counterfeit merchandise like these in help of CBP’s mission of defending the American public and the American economic system.”
Brokers stated shoppers spend greater than $100 billion yearly on licensed property, like sports activities gear. About 20-percent of the gear is counterfeit, in accordance with investigators.
Every single day Customs and Border Safety brokers seize a median of $9 million price of licensed property.
Brokers stated the one true technique to shield your self is to purchase from trusted corporations.