Millions in fake watches, handbags seized in Louisville

Millions in fake watches, handbags seized in Louisville
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Shipment of $2.5M in counterfeit luxury watches, handbags seized in Louisville

U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents seized nearly $2.6 million in counterfeit watches, handbags and sunglasses at the Louisville Port of Entry.

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Customs agents seized nearly $2.6 million in counterfeit watches, handbags and sunglasses at the Louisville Port of Entry. 

The shipment was intercepted at the Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport, according to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection news release. 

Seized items included 57 Rolex watches, 19 Oakley sunglasses, four Michael Kors handbags and five Hublot watches. 

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If the goods were genuine, their combined manufacturer suggested price would total $2,574,417. 

The release noted Customs and Border Protection regularly screens inbound international passengers and cargo for drugs, weapons and other restricted or prohibited goods.

Reporter Matthew Glowicki can be reached at 502-582-4989 or mglowicki@courier-journal.com. Support strong local journalism by subscribing today: courier-journal.com/mattg. 

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer holds a fake Hublot watch that was recently seized. (Photo: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

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