Feds Seize $1.5M In Counterfeit Sports Gear In Pa.
PITTSBURGH (AP) – Federal authorities in Pittsburgh have seized thousands of unlicensed Steelers and Penguins jerseys and other Super Bowl-related merchandise.
The crackdown is part of a nationwide effort by customs and homeland security agents to fight counterfeit goods.
Packages confiscated over the past three days at a DHL office near Pittsburgh yielded nearly $1.5 million in unlicensed Chinese-made gear, including 5,000 jerseys.
Scott Best, assistant special agent in charge of homeland security investigations in Pittsburgh, said Friday that fans should be suspicious of cheap merchandise.
DHL released a statement saying it is cooperating with law enforcement and does not knowingly transport counterfeit goods.