A bunch of counterfeit Milwaukee Bucks title rings have been seized by the feds … who say if the bogus bling had made it previous them, it may have value U.S. residents a small fortune.
In accordance with U.S. Customs and Border Safety, over the previous few months, 56 shipments of 1,382 faux sports activities championship rings and trophies have been intercepted by officers in Cincinnati.
The feds say along with the fraud Bucks memorabilia, there have been additionally rings with Dodgers, Pink Sox, Univ. of Kentucky and NASCAR photos on them.
Authorities say the shipments additionally included faux Lombardi Trophies and extra … and add that it will have all been value round $1 million if it had been the actual deal supplies.
“The cash profited from promoting faux merchandise resembling championship rings, is used to break the US financial system and fund prison enterprises,” Cincinnati port director Richard Gillespie mentioned in a press release Tuesday.
“I’m happy with the officers in Cincinnati, they work laborious to guard our home companies and cease unlawful shipments.”
After all, that is removed from the primary time feds have halted counterfeit sports activities gadgets from sneaking their approach into the U.S. … it occurs yearly, together with in 2019, when authorities say they seized practically $12 million value of faux title items.