U.S. Customs Seizes More Than $2.9 Million in Counterfeit Designer Jewelry



The items included knockoffs of Tiffany, Cartier, Bulgari, Louis Vuitton, Rolex, and Tous

On May 31, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) seized more than $2.9 million in counterfeit designer jewelry during operations in Indianapolis.

The recovered pieces included counterfeit Tiffany, Cartier, Bulgari, Louis Vuitton, Rolex, and Tous with a total suggested retail price of $2,994,450.

The jewelry was en route to Texas from China.

“Protecting intellectual property rights is an important part of the CBP mission and critical to protecting American consumers,” said chief CBP officer Timothy Hubbard in a statement. “Our CBP officers and import specialists work diligently to protect businesses, consumers, and our economy every day by combating the trade of counterfeit and pirated goods through an aggressive Intellectual Property Rights enforcement program. This seizure is fine example of that commitment.”

(Photo courtesy of U.S. Customs and Border Protection)