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$220K in Fake Apple Products Seized by CBP at Port of San Diego

Thousands of counterfeit Apple products were confiscated by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of San Diego.

CBP agents examined a shipment from Portugal at an airport warehouse on September 18.

The package was labeled as “back covers” and “polarizers,” according to CBP.

Inside, officers found counterfeit iPhone backings and LCD screens.

There were 4,820 fake iPhone parts, valued at $222,113, if real, CBP said.

“One of our goals is to protect American consumers and U.S. industry from the threats posed by counterfeiting and piracy,” said Port of San Diego Port Director Bill Snyder.

CBP’s website describes common counterfeit products that may pose real danger.

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