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Customs seizes fake luxury shoes

Federal authorities targeted websites selling knockoff sports jerseys,

Federal authorities targeted websites selling knockoff sports jerseys, DVDs and other goods in a Cyber Monday crackdown. These shoes were found in an earlier investigation. (Aug. 14, 2012) Photo Credit: AP

Federal U.S. customs officials have stopped more than 20,000 pairs of counterfeit luxury shoes from tiptoeing into the United States from China.

Federal authorities targeted websites selling knockoff sports jerseys,
Photo Credit: AP

Federal authorities targeted websites selling knockoff sports jerseys, DVDs and other goods in a Cyber Monday crackdown. These shoes were found in an earlier investigation. (Aug. 14, 2012)

Anne Maricich, assistant director, trade, and U.S. Customs
Photo Credit: AP Photo Nick Ut

Anne Maricich, assistant director, trade, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection, holds some of the more than 20,000 pairs of counterfeit luxury shoes seized Tuesday in Long Beach, Calif., from a shipment from China. U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesman Jaime Ruiz says four shipments of fake Christian Louboutin shoes were seized Tuesday, and another shipment was seized July 27. (Aug. 14, 2012)

Pete Galles, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Photo Credit: AP

Pete Galles, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer, with a box containing some of the more than 20,000 pairs of counterfeit luxury shoes seized in Long Beach, Calif., from a shipment from China. (Aug. 14, 2012)

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