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On Thursday (August 8), the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued a press release stating that on July 13, CBP officials intercepted 7 batches of fake police batons from China at the Port of Cincinnati, Ohio.
There are endless cases of counterfeit goods from China. On Thursday (August 8), the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued a press release stating that on July 13, CBP officials intercepted 7 batches of fake police batons from China at the Port of Cincinnati, Ohio.
CBP said that if the products are genuine, the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) for each baton is $150.
These batons came from Shenzhen, China, and the labels indicated that they were products of legitimate suppliers, such as the 511 tactical batons of Armament System and Procedures (ASP), and they were imported into the United States through a freight company in Illinois. The freight bills of this shipment are marked with "selfie sticks" and "windshields" and other commodities, while fake batons are marked as potentially dangerous attachments with spear tips.
Richard Gillespie, director of CBP at the Port of Cincinnati, said: "Our officials are very familiar with the many ways smugglers try to evade inspection."
He said that what is worrying is that labeling contraband as similar legal goods is a tactic used by smugglers, hoping to escape inspection by customs officers. And smugglers generally intend to use such fakes for evil activities.
"We are committed to protecting the health and safety of law-abiding citizens and law enforcement personnel." Gillespie said.
The press release stated: “The trade in counterfeit and pirated goods is related to smuggling and other criminal activities, and it often provides funds for criminal companies. CBP protects the intellectual property rights of American companies, protects them from unfair competition and malicious intent, while safeguarding the United States. Innovation and creativity."
The CBP press release also stated that CBP conducts operations throughout the United States at ports of entry and regularly screens arriving international passengers, as well as whether the arriving goods are narcotics, drugs and other restricted or prohibited products.
"CBP is responsible for ensuring the security of the U.S. border, while enforcing the law in accordance with hundreds of laws, and promoting legal trade and travel," the press release said.
After being screened by CBP at US ports of entry, there are many types of Chinese fakes, including fake driver's licenses, fake guns, fake banknotes, and fake masks.
FOX 5 reported last Sunday (August 8th) that CBP stated that at Chicago (special) O’Hare International Airport, law enforcement officers seized 9 fake driver’s licenses from 1,513 international shipments. Other forged documents were also seized. Except for a few of these forged documents from South Korea and the United Kingdom, the rest are mainly from China and Hong Kong (special feature).
U.S. officials say that forged IDs are usually traded on the black market. They may involve human trafficking, identity theft, and crimes related to immigration (thematic).
Assault weapon is a classification term for American firearms. It is a semi-automatic firearm with a detachable magazine. Its design and configuration can be used for rapid shooting and combat.
The parcels of the fakes showed that the contents were 100 samples of steel pins.