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Customs seizes $7 million worth of fake goods bound for the US

Customs seizes $7 million worth of fake goods bound for the US

Hong Kong Customs have seized 55,000 items of fake goods destined for the US during a three-month campaign to combat cross-border counterfeiting.

The haul, some of which is shown in the accompanying photograph, included trainer, apparel, mobile phones and accessories, handbags and Beats-branded headphones.

Customs officers estimated the value of the haul to be about HK$7 million.

“Hong Kong Customs has been working closely with the US Customs and Border Protection using intelligence exchanges, and took targeted enforcement action between January and April including stepped up inspection of suspicious express courier parcels destined for the US,” said a Customs spokesperson.

“Hong Kong Customs will continue working closely with overseas law enforcement agencies to combat cross-boundary counterfeiting activities through intelligence exchanges and joint enforcement actions.”