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Customs officers in Los Angeles found $31 million in fake designer perfume imports ahead of Valentine's Day

Customs officers in Los Angeles found $31 million in fake designer perfume imports ahead of Valentine's Day

Customs and Border Protection officers at the Los Angeles/Long Beach seaport complex in California have prevented more than $31 million of counterfeit designer perfume bottles from being imported to the U.S. in the weeks leading up to Valentine's Day.

Between Oct. 1, 2017, and Jan. 31, officers found 475,056 bottles of perfume it said were meant to replicate 34 luxury brand products, according to a press release issued on the eve of Valentine's Day.

Oftentimes the perfumes state they are manufactured in France to emphasize a more luxurious product, but upon closer look, they are actually made in China," CBP wrote in a statement.

The agency apprehended $1.4 billion worth of counterfeit goods that fiscal year.

The biggest producers of fake products are China, Hong Kong, India, Singapore, and Cambodia.

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