Counterfeit Perfumes Confiscated at LA Port

CBP seizes over 3,000 bottles of fake designer perfume.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced the discovery and seizure of 3,738 bottles of counterfeit designer perfume in a single incoming shipment at the Los Angeles/Long Beach Seaport. The estimated retail value of the fake perfumes is over $366,000.

CBP officers discovered over 80 cartons with the counterfeit perfumes identified on manifests from Hong Kong as cell phone accessories. CBP stated, “Many counterfeit products are of low-quality and can cause injuries. Additionally, profits gained by selling counterfeit products can potentially be used to support terrorism and other criminal organizations.“

“Part of our critical CBP mission is to facilitate legitimate trade with a goal of protecting American consumers from dangerous products and to create a level playing field for American businesses,” said Director Carlos Martel, CBP Office of Field Operations in Los Angeles. “In this case, we have succeeded in our mission by protecting the American consumer from the potential harm associated with counterfeit perfumes, which can sometimes contain unknown chemicals, and by protecting the intellectual property rights of legitimate businesses.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For CBP agents that screen incoming imports for harmful substances.
  • For DHS as measures are taken to protect the American public.
  • For U.S. consumers to be discerning in purchasing imported products.



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