Customs and Border Protection at the Dulles International Airport in Virginia seized what would’ve been nearly $55,000 worth of Air Jordans. The catch? Every single pair was fake.
According to a report by NBC Washington, Dulles CBP seized seven packages containing roughly 400 pairs of the counterfeit Jordans after suspicion arose that they weren’t authentic. The packages were sent from China, and were en route to an anonymous address in Alexandria, Virginia.
Had all the pairs been authentic, the retail value would’ve totaled $54,715. The CBP claimed that the shoes had been verified by Nike as counterfeit, which ultimately led to the seizure of the packages. After viewing the video, though, it’s shocking that the agency needed Nike’s confirmation at all.
Faked pairs included the all-red Air Jordan 11 ‘Win Like ’96’ and the black and gold Air Jordan 11 ‘Heiress Collection’.
The only questions we have now is who ordered 400 pairs of fake Js, and why?