- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 24, 2015

CHAMPLAIN, N.Y. (AP) - Federal authorities say U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers have seized more than $430,000 in counterfeit perfume at a border crossing in northern New York.

Agency officials based in Buffalo say officers encountered the bogus fragrances as they were being hauled in a tractor-trailer that was inspected Feb. 21 at the port of entry at Champlain, on the Canadian border 160 miles north of Albany.

The officials say inspections determined the goods had suspicious labeling and packaging for such high-end perfumes as Gucci, Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren and Miss Dior.

Customs officials said the shipment was officially seized March 19 after confirming with the real manufacturers that the perfumes were counterfeit.

Copyright © 2019 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide