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CBP Chicago Stops Counterfeits that May Fund Organized Crime

CHICAGO–At the Chicago O’Hare’s International Mail Branch, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers intercepted two shipments containing a total of 354 counterfeit designer products on March 20. Both parcels were arriving from Thailand and, had the items been authentic products the Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) would have been over $398,000.  Proceeds from the sale of counterfeit goods have been found to fund criminal organizations who are often also involved in money laundering, drug trafficking, and other illicit trade. CBP officers examined the first shipment to determine its admissibility and discovered the following counterfeit designer items: sunglasses bearing trademarks

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