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$635k worth of counterfeit Apple products seized in Alaska

Counterfeit Apple products seized in Alaska, shipment valued at over $635,000

By Trace Hagan from Jan 4, 2013 @ 17:29 CST

A shipment from China was seized in Alaska by US Customs and Border Protection agents. The shipment, valued at more than $635,000, was a collection of counterfeit Apple Lightning Cables, complete with logos and everything. The agents say it was easy to tell they were fakes due to the sub-par packaging.

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Frank Falcon, a spokesperson for the agency said they were sealed in "cardboard blister packs that were sub-standard compared to Apple's trademark white packaging." This isn't the first time fake Apple products have been seized by agents. Last July, a shipment worth more than $4 million was seized in North Texas.

"We intercepted 281 cartons that contained cell phone cases that included a paper insert that infringed on the Apple Inc. trademark," said CBP spokesperson Yolanda Choates. "The importer would ship these cases out and a consumer would look at the case and see the Apple logo and just assume that it was an Apple product."

NEWS SOURCES:9to5mac.com


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