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$1.3 million worth of fake AirPods seized in Cincinnati

U.S. customs seized over 6,000 pairs of faux AirPods in Cincinnati final week, in a haul that may have been price $1.three million by Apple’s valuation.

U.S. Customs and Border Safety stated that Cincinnati officers seized 5 shipments of counterfeit AirPods, with a price (had they been actual) of over $1.three million.

The report states:

On July 7, officers inspected 5 shipments of headsets from China and located what gave the impression to be 5,000 faux Apple AirPods and 1,372 faux Apple AirPods Professional. Officers referred all cargo info, together with images, to CBP import specialists on the Facilities of Excellence and Experience (CEE) to confirm authenticity of the merchandise and to verify doable trademark violations. The CEE decided all of the AirPods have been in violation of CBP trademark and copyright codes, and the cargo was declared seized on July 11.

The cargo contained over 5,000 pairs of faux AirPods and over 1,300 faux pairs of AirPods Professional. To show simply how faux the headphones have been, while the producers prompt retail worth (MSRP) of the products was over $1.three million, the precise worth of the cargo based on its manifest was $312 per pallet, totalling about $1,800.

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Earlier this month it was reported that U.S. customs was seizing file numbers of faux AirPods and wi-fi headphones during the last 9 months. The division has repotedly seized over 360,000 pairs at a complete “road” worth of $62 million, in 2019 it caught solely $three.three million.

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