Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) seized counterfeit major league sports championship rings at JFK International Airport on July 7th. There were two separate shipments, one for eighty-four rings, and another for sixty with an M.S.R.P. $216,000 and $90,000 respectively for the legitimate rings.
This seizure follows a seizure in March of 177 rings in a shipment from China that arrived at JFK International Airport. The seizure was estimated at $11.7 million.
The seized rings infringed MLB, NFL, NHL and NCAA trademarks.
Both seizures were the result of CBPs vigilance in inspecting over one million packages that arrive daily at JFK International Airport. JFK is the largest of nine international mail facilities in the U.S. and handles about sixty percent of all international packages entering the country.