Saturday, February 5, 2011
Federal authorities in Pittsburgh from Homeland Security and Customs have seized thousands of unlicensed Steelers and Penguins jerseys in addition to Super Bowl-related merchandise. The crackdown if part of a nationwide effort to fight counterfeit goods. Over the past 3 days, authorities confiscated packages at the DHL facility in Robinson Township. That action yielded nearly $1.5 million in unlicensed Chinese-made gear including 5 thousand jerseys. Scott Best, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of Homeland Security Investigations in Pittsburgh, says fans should be suspicious of cheap merchandise. DHL issued a statement saying it is cooperating with law enforcement and it does not knowingly transport counterfeit goods.