Seattle CBP Seizes Counterfeit Pharmaceuticals
SEATTLE—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Officers assigned to the Port of Seattle intercepted cargo which contained more than 4,800 blister packs of counterfeit Viagra pills.
The officers using their experience and knowledge targeted the shipment. Upon inspection 4,879 blister packs were discovered. The pills possibly infringed on the Viagra/Pfizer trademark.
“While performing our traditional role of enforcing trade and immigration laws, CBP is vigilant at identifying and intercepting products that can harm our communities and violate hundreds of regulations for other agencies,” said Mark Wilkerson, Area Port Director for the Area Port of Seattle.
The value of the counterfeit pills was estimated at $432,000. The shipment was deemed counterfeit and was seized.
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.