U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Detroit Metropolitan Airport Port of Entry made 192 seizures of fake merchandise worth more than $2 million during a 78-day period beginning November 1, 2010, and ending January 17, 2011.
On November 1, 2010, CBP officers working air cargo operations at Detroit Metropolitan Airport seized a shipment of counterfeit sunglasses with a MSRP of $17,200 USD. During the next 77 days they made another 191 seizures of fake/counterfeit merchandise being ship through the airport with an MSRP of more than $2 million.
Included in the goods where counterfeit Coach purses, DVDs, Wii and XBox accessories, cell phones, car parts to include airbags, and counterfeit sports jerseys representing the National Basketball Association, Major League Baseball, National Football League, National Hockey League, and several collegiate programs.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.