Dallas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport intercepted and seized 62 cartons containing more than 3,000 fraudulent PlayStation 2 memory cards and 1,000 fraudulent DVD/CD-RW external drives on June 4.
The cards and drives had a domestic value of $58,458 and a manufacturer's suggested retail value of more than $150,000.
"Customs and Border Protection is committed to intercepting counterfeit merchandise that is shipped to or through the United States," said Dallas Area Port Director Jud Murdock. "This type of crime hurts the unsuspecting consumer and the trademark owner."
The shipment originated in Hong Kong and was destined for Brazil. CBP officers inspected the shipment and found 12 cartons of PlayStation 2 memory cards and 50 cartons of external Compact Disc RW drives.
Digital photos and information on the merchandise were sent to the trademark holders, and it was determined that the merchandise was counterfeit.
Seized property specialists will take possession of the counterfeit merchandise and CBP may assess fines and penalties to the importer that could equal the amount of the MSRP value.
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.