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News Round-Up 3/2/2012

Posted by admin on Mar 2, 2012 9:03:03 AM
Counterfeit Items Seized at NBA All-Star


Authorities confiscated more than 2,500 counterfeit merchandise items during last weekend's NBA All-Star festivities in Orlando.

Federal authorities said Thursday that they confiscated more than $69,000 in counterfeit merchandise last weekend. They were aided by local police officers and sheriff's deputies. Ten people also were arrested for possessing or offering to sell counterfeit NBA merchandise.  Items seized by agents from Homeland Security Investigations included T-shirts, caps and jerseys.

For the complete story, please visit The Miami Herald.

Customs Officials Nab Thousands in Alleged Fake Perfume


A shipment of allegedly fake perfume valued in the thousands of dollars was seized before it could be delivered.

The collection of fake scents, valued at more than $344,000, arrived at the Port of Houston in late January and was bound for Dallas, officials said. Customs officials said they intercepted the merchandise to conduct an examination.

For the complete story, please visit Click2Houston.

Counterfeit Cosmetics Seized


Metro's Eugene Msomi says the skin care products are worth R1.2-million rand.

They are believed to have been packaged in China before being shipped to South Africa.  Officers arrived at a warehouse in Mansel Road on Monday, where they found five suspects - four of them foreigners - offloading the goods.

Further investigations revealed there were more goods stored at various warehouses around the city. He says the suspects are still in police custody.

For the complete story, please visit East Coast Radio.

Topics: Luxury Goods, In the Headlines