On July 7, CBP officers seized two separate shipments of counterfeit major league sports championship rings. This seizure of 144 rings in two separate shipments, 84 and 60 respectively, intercepted by CBP officers at JFK would have had a combined M.S.R.P. of $216,000 USD ($126,000 and $90,000) if they were actually legitimate.
“CBP Officers are protecting the American public from various dangers on a daily basis,” said Troy Miller, Director of CBP’s New York Field Operations. “The interception of these counterfeit professional sports championship rings is a direct reflection of the vigilance and commitment to mission success by our CBP officers daily.”
This investigation is ongoing and there have been no arrests at this point.
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 official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of