$5.7M Worth Of Counterfeit Apparel Seized In Wyoming
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Authorities say a routine commercial vehicle inspection in Wyoming has turned up about $5.7 million worth of counterfeit handbags, jackets and shoes.
The Wyoming Highway Patrol said in a news release Tuesday the merchandise was seized Monday evening during a traffic stop on Interstate 80 just west of Cheyenne. The tractor-trailer contained 18 pallets of fake Louis Vuitton handbags and leather jackets, as well as fake Nike tennis shoes.
The patrol says the trooper who stopped the semi noticed it didn't have the proper shipping documents, and the merchandise was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
The truck was headed from Los Angeles to New York City, and the fake apparel is believed to have come from a manufacturer in China. The driver, whose name was not available, has been released.