In brief: Yet more seizures in NFL fakes crackdown

Cincinnati seizure - NFL merchandiseOver the last week, federal agents in the US have seized $1.5m worth of counterfeit NFL merchandise at a DHL air cargo facility in Cincinnati.

The seizures are the latest to be announced as part of Operation Team Player, which has been carried out by the Customs and Border Protection and Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE)  and resulted in more than $21.6m in seizures leading up to last Sunday's  Super Bowl last week.

"Working with our officers, agents and import specialists, CBP prevented the influx of more than 33,000 counterfeit NFL items … from entering our country," commented Augustine Moore, the agency's acting director of field operations in Chicago.

Team Player began in June and targeted international shipments of counterfeit merchandise as it entered the US. The authorities identified warehouses, stores, flea markets, online vendors and street vendors selling counterfeit game-related sportswear and tickets throughout the country.

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