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News: 20,000+ Counterfeit Christian Louboutin Shoes Confiscated

Posted by admin on Aug 17, 2012 4:37:43 AM
If you find a pair of those trendy red-bottom heels for a deal that sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection confiscated 20,457 pairs of counterfeit Christian Louboutin shoes at the Los Angeles/Long Beach seaport.

“They label the shipments as generic shoes when, in fact, they’re bringing over contraband,” said Jaime Ruiz, a public affairs specialist for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

According to the CBP, the knock-off shoes that were transported in five different shipments on a cargo ship in large boxes from China had a domestic value of more than $57,000, meaning it cost just less than $3 per pair to make them.

For the complete story, please visit ABC News.

Topics: Counterfeiting