Those aren’t fooling anyone.
In late April, U.S. Customs and Border Protection confiscated $680,000 worth of counterfeit NHL, NFL and MLB championship rings at the Detroit Metropolitan Airport, the agency announced Thursday.
The Cargo Enforcement Team discovered 136 fake rings in a shipment from China, celebrating championships for the Dallas Cowboys, Pittsburgh Steelers, New York Giants, Oakland Raiders, New Orleans Saints, New York Jets, Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Red Sox.
#CBP at the Detroit Metropolitan Airport Halts Bling of $680,000 in Championship Rings https://t.co/hoPSXbl3SK pic.twitter.com/dD6UXrId53
— CBP Great Lakes (@CBPGreatLakes) June 16, 2016
“CBP continues to devote its efforts and resources to target, intercept and seize shipments of commodities that violate trade laws,” Gary Calhoun, Acting Port Director for Detroit Metropolitan Airport, said in a press release.
“Through tireless efforts, CBP officers and import specialists conduct these operations to stop shipments containing counterfeit and pirated items.”
The company who was supposed to receive the rings was using a fake name and had previous copyright and trademark violations, according to the release.