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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

$11M in Bogus Championship Rings Seized from China


According to TMZ, U.S. Customs and Border Protection were able to intercept a shipment at JFK Airport in New York City from China containing $11.7 million in phony championship/team rings. The 177-ring shipment roughly breaks down to $66,000 per ring. Some of the teams that were represented in the bogus batch of jewelry included New York Yankees, New England Patriots, Chicago Cubs, and Philadelphia Eagles among others. 

The CBP New York field office director Troy Miller noted: “This most recent interception of counterfeit sports rings demonstrates the ongoing vigilance and commitment to the mission by our CBP Officers and Import Specialists.”

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