U.S. Customs Seize 1,200 Counterfeit Tiffany Bracelets

29/10/2015 22:00

As JCK's Rob Bates reports, the shipment with the fake jewelry arrived from China. If genuine, the jewelry would equal $2.85 million. The seizure took place on Sept. 22, when U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers discovered 1,200 inferior-quality counterfeit Tiffany & Co. bracelets at Miami International Airport. The bracelets aroused inspectors’ suspicions because they “did not appear to be of the quality consistent with the products normally manufactured by the trademark holders,” according to a CBP release issued on Oct. 27. A further look confirmed they were fakes. This is the CBP’s second major fake-jewelry seizure this year. In July, it seized 720 pieces of fake Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry.