Over a period of four days, three shipments containing counterfeit designer watches and jewellery were confiscated in Northern Kentucky. If these items had been genuine, their combined manufacturers’ suggested retail price would have amounted to $3.16 million. Between October 25 and 28, a total of 795 counterfeit pieces were discovered in these shipments. Originating from Hong Kong, the packages were destined for locations in Texas and Florida. Trade experts confirmed that the items were indeed counterfeit.
On October 25, the authorities intercepted the initial shipment, which consisted of 379 counterfeit jewellery pieces adorned with the logos of renowned brands. According to the agency, if these items had been authentic, their value would have exceeded $724,000.
The following day, on October 26, officers confiscated a second shipment containing 206 counterfeit watches, all bearing the trademarks of prominent brands. The agency estimated that the combined manufacturers’ suggested retail price for this shipment would have surpassed $2 million had the watches been genuine.
On October 28, law enforcement seized the third shipment, which contained 210 counterfeit jewellery pieces featuring the registered trademarks of major brands. If these items had been authentic, their collective value would have exceeded $429,000.