The CBP said the two shipments started from Hong Kong and left for Brooklyn, New York. The CBP said the agency was informed through intelligence gathering and the date of delivery of the fraud by the same vendor – which prompted them to seize and inspect two April shipments.
According to the news release, the April 27 shipment contained 300 counterfeit Rolex watches and the April 29 shipment contained 160 counterfeit Rolex watches.
“No one buys a luxury brand watch that is expected to fail or fall,” Lafonda Suttonburk, CBP’s Chicago director of field operations, said in a news release.
“As consumers increasingly shop online or from third-party vendors, our officers are on the front lines to protect against fraudsters who expect to make money by selling counterfeit goods.”