INTERNATIONAL FALLS, MN – More than 400 counterfeit video game monitors worth $204,000 have been seized by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers.
Authorities say the officers seized the monitors after targeting a rail container scheduled to arrive in Ranier last week.
In total, CBP officers discovered 450 video game monitors in violation of intellectual property rights (IPR) regulations.
“CBP is focused on identifying and intercepting counterfeit merchandise and products. The enforcement of trade laws at U.S. ports of entry remains a high priority for us,” said Anthony Jackson, International Falls Port Director. “Counterfeiting adversely affects the ability of lawful copyright holders to profit from their original ideas. Counterfeiting also harms consumers because manufacturers of forged products have little motivation to use safe, high-quality materials in their products.”
The CBP’s main goal is stopping the flow of illicit goods.
You can find more or information on CBP’s IPR priority trade issue visit by heading over to CBP Trade and IPR’s website.