CBP in Puerto Rico seizes 1,869 counterfeit Viagra pills and 1,620 dangerous motorcycle helmets

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CBP seized fake Viagra pills.

San Juan, Puerto Rico – WE Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers and import specialists in the Port of San Juan recently seized 1,869 counterfeit Viagra pills and 1,620 H half-mask motorcycle helmets that were not Compliant with National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) regulations.

“Consumers and small dealers buy counterfeit products knowing the intrinsic value these brands represent,” said Leida Colon, deputy director of field operations for commerce. “In addition, consumers should know that safety regulations ensure that products meet quality standards in order to protect them from products below face value. “

CBP agents discovered counterfeit Viagra from a ferry passenger arriving from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, on board the ferry.

If the pills had been genuine, the manufacturer’s suggested retail price would be $ 128,866.

CBP officers, working with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), stopped a shipment of half-face motorcycle helmets. The examination revealed that the cargo was in violation of road safety rules.

The shipment was valued at a domestic value (DV) of $ 307,783.80.

The majority of counterfeit items seized at the San Juan field office are illegitimate products in the categories of jewelry, handbags, electronics, shoes, clothing, and prescription drugs. The source economies for most of these items are Hong Kong and China.

CBP has also implemented an educational initiative to educate consumers about the consequences and dangers associated with purchasing counterfeit and pirated products online or in stores. More information on this initiative is available at www.cbp.gov/fakegoodsrealdangers.

If you have any information regarding suspected fraud or illegal business activity, please contact CBP through the e-Allegations e-commerce violation reporting system or by calling 1-800-BE-ALERT. Intellectual property rights violations can also be reported to the National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center at https://www.iprcenter.gov/referral/ or by telephone at 1-866-IPR-2060.

For more information on protecting against counterfeit and pirated products, visit https://www.stopfakes.gov/.

Follow the CBP Trade Office on Twitter @CBPTradeGov

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