US Customs and Border Protection has intercepted more than 9,000 of pairs of counterfeit Nike athletic shoes destined for markets in California, according to a press release issued by the agency on Tuesday. The bust happened in the port of New York/Newark in September.

The source of the knockoffs was Dongguan City, China, and the shoes, worth almost $1.7 million, were in the process of being shipped to an address in Chino, California when they were seized. 

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Working with Nike, CBP was able to determine that the shoes were not authentic.

The agency claims to intercept millions of dollars worth of counterfeit goods on a daily basis, and prides itself on spotting potential fakes and protecting consumers from ripoff artists.


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