Saturday, February 5, 2011

It's go run like wind!

Feds seize $1.5M in counterfeit sports gear in Pa.

Associated Press - February 4, 2011 6:35 PM ET

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Federal authorities in Pittsburgh have seized thousands of unlicensed Steelers and Penguins jerseys and other Super Bowl-related merchandise.

The crackdown is part of a nationwide effort by customs and homeland security agents to fight counterfeit goods.

Packages confiscated over the past three days at a DHL office near Pittsburgh yielded nearly $1.5 million in unlicensed Chinese-made gear, including 5,000 jerseys.

Scott Best, assistant special agent in charge of homeland security investigations in Pittsburgh, said Friday that fans should be suspicious of cheap merchandise.

DHL released a statement saying it is cooperating with law enforcement and does not knowingly transport counterfeit goods.

1 comment:

TheRealDFG said...

It's about time. These "stands" show up every a team makes it to the playoffs on every street corner. People eat this stuff up because it's being sold at 1/3 the price. I hate authority but in this case, I applaud their efforts.