Friday, April 4, 2008

Queens makes history yet again

QUEENS (WABC) -- One of the largest counterfeiting operations in New York City history was uncovered Thursday in a warehouse in Queens.

Police reportedly seized 50,000 pairs of counterfeit sneakers, 40,000 counterfeit handbags and 5,000 pieces of counterfeit clothing found at 129-02 Northern Boulevard.

The street value of the bogus merchandise is roughly $4.5 million, according to authorities. Their legal counterparts are worth about $16 million.

Police say it took eight tractor trailers to haul the goods away.

No arrests have been made.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Was this a Chinese operation?

If so....it's typical!

A whole building on Canal St.
is currently padlocked
under court order for trademark infringement and selling
counterfeit goods!

Wadda ya got to say, John Liu,
about similar operations that were closed down in Flushing (F-LIU-xhing)?

Another great Asian
contribution to western society,
I suppose....h-m-m-m ?

Anonymous said...

i guess this is another reason for the commenters to show their racist side

Anonymous said...

If Louis Vuitton wasn't so damn expensive, there would be no counterfeit industry.

Anonymous said...

Chinese organized crime revolves around counterfeiting just as Italian organized crime revolves around stolen goods. Nothing racist about it, just a fact of life.

halda said...

I wonder if this will mean a lot of the stores on Steinway Street will be put out of business...

Anonymous said...

A counterfeit "Rolex"
can be bought in Chinatown
for peanuts.

I own one and it looks damn good
when my sleeve rides up reaching for a drink at a cocktail party.

Counterfeiting upscale goods
doesn't bother me as much as China
producing bogus pharmaceuticals
(and, of course, that nasty lead paint stuff)!

Anonymous said...

If the Chinese were so interested in "keeping face", they'd do something about their lawbreaking!

Until then they'll always be wiping the egg off.

Anonymous said...

its supply and demand...guess who's buying all the counterfiet goods here? America!

Anonymous said...

You're misinformed.

They're buying more counterfeit goods in Canada, for instance.

Anonymous said...

Well, so much for immigrants and the 'vibrant' economy they supposedly spawn.

The money they 'save' on taxes certainly explains how some of these ignorant knuckle dragging Neanterthals can afford to buy buildings after being here only a few years.

With cash.

They do nice things to a community.

hypocrites said...

all you morons are shouting "damn immigants!". do you realize you are all descendants of immigrants?

Anonymous said...

all you morons are shouting "damn immigants!". do you realize you are all descendants of immigrants?

Yes, we do. So we are highly qualified to criticize them when their actions have detrimental consequences on our communities. Next question?

Anonymous said...

If Louis Vuitton wasn't so damn expensive, there would be no counterfeit industry.

Why shouldn't they be expensive? They are luxury goods that have had a reputation for excellence for over 150 years. They are made in Parisian ateliers (rather than sweatshops) by highly skilled, well paid artisans. Vuitton walked 250 miles to Paris to start his career, apprenticed to luggage makers to learn his trade, and then designed innovative luggage that met the demands of sophisticated travelers. He worked hard to build his product and reputation, so why should some counterfeiters be able to profit from 150 years of effort and lower the image of the company in the process. Aside from the counterfeiters, the problem is the 'fashionable' ignorant wannabe that thinks she is fooling anyone with her fake handbag. A fake is the same as a Fedders.

Anonymous said...

all you morons are shouting "damn immigants!". do you realize you are all descendants of immigrants?

Yes, we do. We are all of immigrant stock and can see through the clubhouse tweeding bullshit. Next question?

Anonymous said...

Yes I'm fully aware or America's immigrant history.

I'm the proud grandson of....

A LEGAL IMMIGRANT

....not a wetback,
container crasher or border jumper!