ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) agents seized counterfeit Super Bowl merchandise on Monday. Bonzer Wolf Today reported this would happen before, WFAA recieved their “exclusive” tip.
WFAA reported on their website late Monday night, that Federal agents and Dallas police raided the Big T Plaza in Oak Cliff on Monday, were looking for bogus Super Bowl merchandise. So far, agents have confiscated nearly $500,000 in merchandise, and the majority of the fake Super Bowl items are just now getting to the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
“First thing we look for is the hologram,” said Homeland Security agent John McNair after examining products uncovered at the Big T Plaza raid. “Typically you’ll see the hologram, and these don’t even have that.”
McNair showed News 8 dozens of fake football jerseys. Most of the jerseys were made in China and many showed evidence of poor workmanship, yet they were selling for $30 to $40 each.
Yawn. We’ll all be sitting on the edge of our chairs, waiting for Dallas HSI Special Agent in Charge John Chakwin to “meet the press” later this week. Perhaps we can learn how DHS turns a $50,000 seizure into a $500,000 seizure, which will be destroyed yielding $0 for deposit into the U.S. Treasury.