Task Force Bust Counterfeit Scheme At Michigan-Canada Boarder

DETROIT (WXYZ) — A new task force has been launched in Detroit to stop counterfeit items from making their way across the Canadian-Michigan border.

Homeland Security officials recently launched the Global Trade Task Force lead by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Homeland Security Investigations, with the help of multiple other federal agencies.

On Monday, at the Customs Border Protection Fort Street Cargo Facility, counterfeit items were shown off as a week-long enforcement effort known as “Operation Alliance.” This is the first time the task force teamed up, which happened during the week of the Feb. 24.

1.1 million dollars in seized assets at the boarder. Holy cow. And here I'm thinking that Canadian's are so sweet and innocent but nope. No details have really coming out saying who is trying to smuggle this stuff across but still. 1.1 million dollars of stuff!?! The only person I feel bad for is the person buying those fake shoes and fake watches. Imagine dumping thousands of dollars on a Rolex only to find out that it was a fake. OUCH!

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