Over $1.2 Million ‘Potentially Unsafe’ Counterfeit Gifts Enter US From China

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials seized nearly $1,300,000 worth of counterfeit toys ahead of the holidays, many of which were flagged as “potentially unsafe.” In Newark, New Jersey, a “total of 141,112 UNO card games, 9,600 LOL Surprise! Under Wraps balls, and 1,980 LOL Surprise! Under Wraps capsule toys were seized” from a November shipment originating in China. “Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has demonstrated its commitment to protecting the American consumer against the proliferation of substandard and potentially unsafe counterfeit consumer goods. Enforcing Intellectual Property Rights laws is a CBP priority trade mission.  We will continue to work

20,000 Fake IDs Seized In Chicago, Majority Smuggled in From China

Nearly 20,000 counterfeit IDs have been seized by U.S. officials in just six months, with the majority of shipments coming from China. And these boons for criminal activity are being funneled into the notoriously violent Chicago, ostensibly worsening the city’s chart-topping crime rates. Chicago O’Hare International Airport continues to be a hotbed for the transport of illicit IDs, which can be linked to serious crimes such as  “human smuggling and human trafficking” and “used by those individuals associated with terrorism to minimize scrutiny from travel screening measures” per the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) report. In full, the CBP press