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Agents seize counterfeit sports merchandise

Fri., Jan. 3, 2014

U.S. officials say Homeland Security agents seized about 6,100 pieces of counterfeit hockey merchandise and other sportswear valued at more than $723,000 during a three-month initiative leading up to National Hockey League’s Winter Classic events. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Thursday that jerseys, hats, T-shirts and other items worth more than $32,500 were seized in the Detroit area. “Operation Team Player” targets counterfeit sports merchandise from all major sports leagues. Most of the items seized were fake NHL merchandise.

Associated Press

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