Over $635,000 in Counterfeit 'Lightning' Cables and Adapters Seized in Alaska
U.S. Customs and Border Protection seized over $635,000 worth of counterfeit 'Lightning' cables and adapters in Anchorage, Alaska, reports Alaska Dispatch.
The goods arrived in Alaska via plane from China, and were heading toward several locations in the continental U.S. Designed to look like iPhone 5 USB “lightning” connector cables and adapters, the products included fake Apple logos and Underwriters Laboratories (UL) trademark icons.
The items were spotted as counterfeits because they were packaged in cardboard blister packs unlike the traditional white packaging used by Apple.
The CBP says that although its “difficult to deal with a manufacturer in another country,” the bust will “bring more scrutiny” to future shipments from the company.
The seized items will be destroyed by the CBP.
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