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U.S. Customs in Louisville seized counterfeit Louis Vuitton belts shipped from Hong Kong

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today Nearly a half million dollars’ worth of counterfeit Louis Vuitton belts have been seized by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in Louisville. A parcel containing 216 fake belts, arrived in Louisville from Hong Kong and was destined for Atlanta, Georgia, when the shipment was spotted by CBP officers. If the items were real, the appraised total MSRP of the shipment...

Not-so-real deal: Counterfeit goods worth $95m seized in Louisville in last 88 days — Buyer Beware!

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today As the holiday shopping season approaches, U.S. Customs and Border Protection says, “buyer beware,” and is warning consumers to be aware of counterfeit goods. As an idea of the scope of the problem, during an 88-day period, from Sept. 1 to Nov. 27, CBP officers in Louisville seized 164 shipments containing counterfeit goods worth more than $95 million, a 75% increase...