CBP Seizes $3.9M Shipment Of Fake Gucci Shoes

Law360, New York (September 4, 2009, 1:54 PM EDT) -- Federal customs agents have confiscated more than 15,000 pairs of knockoff Gucci shoes worth as much as $3.9 million that were shipped from China to the U.S. under the guise of “home decorations.”

U.S. Customs and Border Protection in Norfolk, Va., said Tuesday it seized the goods on Aug. 25 after customs officers discovered during a routine inspection that the shoes bore a counterfeit trademark.

The 15,104 pairs of shoes, which were found by CBP in 472 cartons, had a total domestic value of nearly $2...
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