The U.S. Customs and Border Protection in Dallas/Fort Worth just busted a huge fake sneaker racket.
The department announced that they had seized a shipment of fake sneakers worth a whopping $4.3 million USD. The shipment was scheduled to be transported to Mexico from Hong Kong, and contained 1,800 pairs of the recently-released Dior x Nike Air Jordan 1.
The department stated that “due to the poor quality of workmanship, incorrect packaging, and previous experience with similar products” it was easy to indicate that these were inauthentic items.
— CBP Central Texas (@CBPCentralTX) August 10, 2020
“Counterfeiters trafficking in phony merchandise are not concerned about the American consumer or the damage their fake goods can do to our economy. CBP will continue to take every opportunity to intercept illegitimate goods and disrupt transnational criminal enterprises seeking to fund criminal activities with counterfeit or pirated merchandise,” said Timothy Lemaux, CBP Port Director.
The Dior x Nike Air Jordan 1 is one of the most highly coveted sneakers of all time. In India, the sneaker fetches over Rs 12 lakh, and it’s is impossibly tough to find a deal below that for an original pair.