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CBP Seizes Counterfeit Cialis at the Champlain Port of Entry

Release Date: 
September 29, 2020

CHAMPLAIN, N.Y. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Champlain Port of Entry seized a shipment of counterfeit Cialis pills in an international shipment destined to the United States.

On September 22, CBP officers discovered blister-packed-tablets labeled as Cialis during inspections at the Cargo Facility. A closer look at the packaging and pills revealed that the product was counterfeit. The pills were then sent to an Import Specialist on September 28, who confirmed that all 186 pills were indeed counterfeit. Additionally, officers determined that the counterfeit Cialis pills had an estimated Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of more than $11,000. As a result the counterfeit Cialis pills were seized for Intellectual Property Right (IPR) violations.

Counterfeit Cialis pills seized at the Port of Champlain, N.Y.
Counterfeit Cialis pills seized at the Port of
Champlain, N.Y.

“Our CBP officers continue to work at a high level and identifying counterfeit items like these help prevent potential health issues to consumers,” Port Director Steven Bronson. “These officers work hard to continue to help keep our economy and communities safe.”

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September 29, 2020