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Feds seize $2.2 million worth of fake Nike in California

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Christian Fernsby ▼ | October 10, 2019
Thousands of counterfeit Nike shoes, worth an estimated $2.2 million, have been seized at the Los Angeles/Long Beach seaport, federal officials announced Wednesday.
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CBS Los Angeles said authorities found 14,806 pairs of shoes on a shipment arriving from China.

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Customs and Border Protection officers say they were mislabeled as "napkins" in an attempt to disguise the illicit cargo.

Import specialists and officials from Nike confirmed the shoes were in violation of the Air Jordan 1 Off-White Air, Air Jordan 12, Air Jordan 1 in blue, black, red and white; Air Jordan 11 and Air Max '97.

These special edition and retro styles are highly coveted by collectors and sport shoes enthusiasts.

A legitimate pair can sell for between $1,500 and $2,000 online, federal officials said.


 

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