New York State Vehicle Safety/Emissions Inspection Stickers
JAMAICA, N.Y. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at John F. Kennedy International Airport seized 935 fake New York State Vehicle Safety/Emissions Inspection stickers.
On October 6, Mr. Luis Jose Cabral, a Dominican Republic citizen, arrived on a flight from Santiago, Dominican Republic and presented himself for examination by CBP officers. During a luggage examination, CBP officers discovered stacks of New York State Vehicle Safety/Emissions Inspection stickers inside sneakers and a photo album.
In total, 935 counterfeit New York State Vehicle Safety/Emissions Inspection stickers were seized and Mr. Cabral was placed under arrest. The counterfeit emission safety stickers and all evidence have been turned over to Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the New York Police Department for prosecution by the Queens County District Attorney’s office.
“CBP has a diverse mission, and this seizure of counterfeit New York State Vehicle Safety/Emissions Inspection stickers illustrates the vigilance of our CBP officers,” said Robert E. Perez, Director of CBP’s New York Field Operations.
All defendants are considered innocent unless and until proven guilty.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.