U.S., Mexican Police Crack Down on Watch Counterfeiters

August has been a busy month in the fight against watch counterfeiters, as police in the United States and Mexico confiscated fake watches valued at millions of dollars. In Los Angeles, more than 1,300 counterfeit watches were seized Aug. 8 by the Hollywood vice unit and members of a security-consulting firm at a building on Melrose Avenue. Fakes included counterfeits of Rolex, Tag Heuer, Breitling, and other brands, said police. A large amount of cash also was seized. At least one person was arrested for alleged felony possession of counterfeit goods. In North Carolina, a policeman making a routine traffic stop arrested a driver heading from New York to Florida with counterfeit watches, handbags, sunglasses, and other items. In Mexico City, some 20,000 fake Swiss watches were seized in an Aug. 8 raid that was a joint operation between local
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