Puerto Rico authorities seize more than $1.6 million in counterfeit merchandise
US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) San Juan Field Operations announced on Wednesday the seizure of nearly 10,000 counterfeit products, valued at more than $1.6 million at the Luis Munoz Marin International Airport.
A wide range of counterfeited products were seized during the operation, to include: medical equipment, automotive parts, luxury jewelry, electronics and more. Various shipments inspected by CBP officers during the operation revealed products that infringed the intellectual property rights of numerous branded names, as Apple, Beats by Dr Dre, BMW, Cartier, Gucci.
The seizures were all part of a week-long operation carried out by CBP’s Mobile Intellectual Property Enforcement Team (MIPET), with the support of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).