Counterfeit goods seized at La. flea market

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Posted: Dec 15, 2010 11:24 AM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: new, orleans, counterfeit, goods, flea, market, raid, federal, agents, wbrz

NEW ORLEANS - More than $250,000 worth of counterfeit goods was seized at a New Orleans flea market by federal and Louisiana agents.

A Wednesday news release said agents working with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Louisiana State Police raided the flee market on Saturday.

The agents and troopers seized over 16,000 pieces of counterfeit merchandise, 3 DVD burners, and a 2006 Nissan Titan truck worth a total of $256,171. Additionally, 4,500 pieces of counterfeit merchandise worth $59,000 were abandoned during the operation and turned over to on-site trademark representatives.

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