Largest Counterfeit Goods Seizure in U.S. History

NYC authorities seized $1.03 billion in counterfeit luxury items.

Largest Counterfeit Goods Seizure in U.S. History

In a significant operation against counterfeit goods, New York authorities have made a landmark seizure. Adama Sow and Abdulai Jalloh have been charged with trafficking in counterfeit luxury products. Here's what unfolded:

  • Historic Seizure: Authorities confiscated around 219,000 counterfeit items.
  • Estimated Value: The goods are valued at approximately $1.03 billion.

The operation centered on a storage facility in Manhattan, which served as a distribution center for the counterfeit items. This incident marks the largest-ever seizure of counterfeit goods in U.S. history, signaling a robust effort by law enforcement to tackle the illegal trade of fake merchandise.

Source: U.S. Department of Justice

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