$4m of counterfeit Adidas sportswear seized in California

Adidas trainersCustoms officers have seized an estimated $4m-worth of counterfeit sportswear from a warehouse in Sacremanto, US.

The bulk of the seized goods, which included tens of thousands of individual clothing items, shoes and sport memorabilia, were illegal copies of Adidas products, according to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations division.

The HSI believes that the counterfeit goods were manufactured in Southeast Asia and were destined for sale in markets and over the Internet.

- Meanwhile HSI agents seized nearly 20,000 counterfeit items - including handbags, National Football League (NFL) merchandise, NIKE brand sneakers and a range of DVDs and CDs at a flea market in El Paso, Texas last week. The goods had an estimated retail value of nearly $900,000.

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