LOUISVILLE, Ky— U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers that inspect packages at the Louisville Port of Entry see a variety of illegal items arriving and departing the U.S. Recently, however, CBP officers seized one package concealing bracelets, necklaces, and earrings would total over $2.5 million had the merchandise been genuine.
On October 26, officers inspected a shipment arriving from Hong Kong that was manifested as necklaces and was heading to a corporation in New York. Upon examination, officers found 403 Chanel branded necklaces, 128 Van Cleef and Arpels design necklaces, 52 Cartier Love bracelets, 379 Van Cleef and Arpels design bracelets, 154 Van Cleef and Arpels design pairs of earrings, 560 Cartier style pair of earrings, and 398 Chanel branded pairs of earrings. These 2,074 pieces of jewelry had a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $2.51 million, had they been genuine.
“CBP is responsible for enforcing nearly 500 U.S. trade laws and regulations on behalf of 49 other federal agencies. CBP officers play a critical role in the nation’s efforts to protect the American consumer, the U.S economy, and U.S. jobs,” said LaFonda D. Sutton-Burke, Director, Field Operations-Chicago Field Office. “This is yet another dramatic example of how dedicated CBP officers are to the CBP mission.”
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