Source: Department of Homeland Security
Published: January 2020
Operation Mega Flex
Circulated: January 27, 2020
In 2019, the Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) initiated Operation Mega Flex to identify contraband shipped and received through international mail facilities and express consignment hubs. Between July and September 2019, 20,861 investigations across eleven locations found 1,061 shipments were counterfeit (5.1%). Counterfeiters sell fake goods as authentic goods — in this case ranging from fake name brand items, like Louis Vuitton bags to sports equipment made with faulty parts.
CBP Intellectual Property Rights Seizures, Fiscal Year 2018