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Border agents seize $70K in illegal dolls near I’Falls

Photo Courtesy of U.S. Customs and Border Patrol

INTERNATIONAL FALLS, MN-- More than $70,000 worth of illegal dolls were seized at the International Falls Port of Entry.

According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials, the more than 3,500 dolls were inside a rail container headed for Ranier, Minnesota.

Border agents say the dolls were in violation of intellectual property rights 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," Anthony Jackson, International Falls Port Director, said. "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."

Briggs LeSavage

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