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Border Patrol agents in El Paso seize nearly $114K in fake World Cup jerseys

July 8, 2018  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Border Patrol agents in El Paso seize nearly $114K in fake World Cup jerseys

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Border Patrol agents in El Paso seize nearly $114K in counterfeit World Cup jerseys

Border Patrol agents in El Paso, Texas have recovered close to $114,000 worth of counterfeit World Cup jerseys representing countries such as Mexico, Germany, and Brazil.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents revealed on Monday that officers seized hundreds of counterfeit World Cup jerseys meant for retail distribution, according to the El Paso Times.

Authorities didn’t indicate that any arrests have been made.

CBP agents on Thursday intercepted four shipments of fake Mexican national soccer jerseys worth roughly $66,390. The deliveries from Hong Kong were being sent to El Paso.

Days before, police intercepted four additional shipments worth $47,340. Those jerseys were labeled for Mexico, Germany, and Brazil.

Agency spokesperson Hector Mancha said that bogus jerseys are generally of poor quality and can cause health and safety hazards.

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