According to reports, customs and border protection officers in Cincinnati have taken more than 200 fake Rolexes from a shipment from China. The consignment’s manifesto was called “Timer” and was intercepted on its way to New York City on August 28.It was noted that when CBP officers contacted the Centers of Excellence and Expertise, they sought to verify the authenticity of the watches. While the declared value of the watches was only $ 1, if they were real, the shipment would have been worth over $ 2.5 million.
Cincinnati Port Manager Richard Gillespie issued a statement on the matter, saying, “Intellectual property theft threatens the economic vitality of the United States and funds criminal activity and organized crime. Our agents are dedicated to protecting private industry and consumers by removing these types of shipments from our trade. Take a look above.