Fake Sports Merchandise Seizure Operation Team Player
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) seized more than 176,000 counterfeit sports-related items, worth an estimated $123 million (MSRP), through a collaborative enforcement operation targeting international shipments of counterfeit merchandise into the United States through Miami, Florida in January 2020.
The seizures were part of Operation Team Player, an ongoing effort developed by the HSI-led Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Center to target the illegal importation and distribution of counterfeit sports merchandise, and were revealed in Miami, Florida, at a joint press conference with the National Football League (NFL), HSI, CBP and the Miami-Dade Police Department (MDPD).
It was a record-breaking seizure operation.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement video by Charles Reed Edit by USA Patriotism