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CBP at JFK Seizes Counterfeit Inspection Stickers

Release Date: 
October 8, 2015

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.

CBP at JFK Seizes Counterfeit Inspection Stickers

CBP at JFK Seizes Counterfeit 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. 

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017