Fake Louis Vuitton scarves seized in New York

Customs officer in the US have intercepted a shipment of counterfeit Louis Vuitton scarves at the Alexandria Bay Port of Entry in New York, with an estimated value of around $285,000.

The shipment of 588 scarves  – manifested as "clothing" – was seized after an examination by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers determined the contents were counterfeit and violated Louis Vuitton's intellectual property rights.

"Our CBP officers focus on processing legitimate trade and travel and do a great job of intercepting fraudulent goods," said Alexandria Bay Port Director Timothy Walker. "We continue to have a pivotal role in protecting both the consumer and businesses from imported counterfeit items."

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