Gucci can breathe a bit easier now that over $3.8 million of fake Gucci shoes have been seized by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
Disguised as home decor, the shipment originated in China and contained over 15,000 pairs of the knockoff luxury shoes.
The shipment was going through Norfolk, VA when it was seized by CBP officials in a routine inspection. Officials estimate that the counterfeit footwear is worth $1,963,520 with a manufacturer's suggested retail value of $3,851,520.
Mark J. Laria, Norfolk's area port director, adds, "CBP is charged with enforcing trade laws and we continue to devote substantial resources to target, intercept, detain, seize and forfeit shipments of goods that violate these laws."
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