MIAMI (AP) — Thousands of counterfeit designer handbags have been uncovered by federal officers in a shipping container at Miami’s seaport.READ MORE: Rolling Loud Music Fest Will Go On Despite Giant Video Screen Collapse
Customs and Border Protection officials say a recent review confirmed there were 1,200 fake Gucci handbags and 1,195 Louis Vuitton handbags in the container. The bags were initially seized Aug. 19 in a shipment from China.
Authorities say the handbags are worth more than $1 million if sold as legitimate.READ MORE: State Sets Up Hotline For Condo Consumer Protection Issues In Wake Of Surfside Collapse
Investigators began examining cartons containing the handbags after noting that they were not declared on any import documents. The shipment included 825 other cartons of clothes, shoes and similar apparel.
Last year CBP seized more than 23,000 counterfeit items nationally worth about $1.2 billion.MORE NEWS: Red Tide Uptick Spurs Respiratory Warning At Florida Beaches
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