Tag Archives: Counterfeit apparel

$400 Million in Fake Brands Seized in Kingston

A raid by Jamaican police on two stores in downtown Kingston that were operated by six Chinese nationals, five men and a woman, who were taken into custody for selling counterfeit apparel, included well-known brands like Adidas, Nike,and Louis Vuitton, worth an estimated $400 million.

Seizures of counterfeit goods are on the rise in Jamaica. So far $600 million in counterfeit goods have been seized in April alone. Last year, the Jamaican Counter Terrorism and Organised Crime (C-TOC) Branch seized $1.9 billion worth of fake goods.

Selling Fakes in front of Radio City Music Hall

 

This is a really good video taken at Radio City Music Hall on 12/25/2016. Selling counterfeit apparel on the streets is always brisk at Christmas time. Fakes sold on the streets costs NYC upwards of $1 billion a year. A few years ago NYC proposed fining consumers who were caught buying fakes on the street (see video below). The law was never passed.

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVp-J6Re7Lc

 

Raid of Counterfeit Boston Patriots Sports Apparel

 

The Super Bowl presents a major opportunity for the counterfeiting of sports apparel. This season was no exception.

On February 4th, the day before the Boston Patriots vs. the Atlanta Falcons faced off at Super Bowl LI, Woburn police and members of the National Football League executed a search warrant at a warehouse belonging to Chowdaheadz, a local online apparel company that sells Boston sports-themed merchandise. T -shirts, sweatshirts, hats, and allegedly counterfeit sports apparel were seized, along with business records, production material and equipment. The investigation began during the Christmas season from a tip that a kiosk in the South Shore Plaza in Braintree, Massachusetts, was selling counterfeit Boston Patriots sports apparel.