PHILADELPHIA (WTXF) - There has been a major fake jewelry bust at Philadelphia International Airport.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers confiscated dozens of rings and bracelets coming in from Hong Kong and branded with the names "Tiffany" and "Cartier."
The problem? The stuff was fake.
The jewelry was estimated to have a value of more than $3 million.
This is the third major counterfeit jewelry seizure by CBP officers in Philadelphia this year. On Feb. 28, officers seized $233k in counterfeit designer brand watches from Hong Kong. And on March 6, officers seized $1.4 million in counterfeit designer jewelry, also from Hong Kong.
"Our primary concerns in situations like these are consumer safety and trademark protection," Joseph Martella, CBP Area Port Director for the Area Port of Philadelphia, said in a news release. "Customs and Border Protection will continue to work closely with our trade and consumer safety partners to identify and seize counterfeit and inferior merchandise, especially those products that pose potential harm to American consumers."