A news release from US Customs and Border Protection on 13 August announced that officers had intercepted 817 shipments of counterfeit batons destined to individuals throughout the US. Each baton carries a MSRP of $150 had the product been genuine. The batons, which were labelled to appear to be products of legitimate suppliers and were being imported through a freight forwarder in Illinois and had originated in Shenzhen, China.  They were declared on manifests as “selfie sticks,” and “window breakers”.  Accompanying the batons were potentially dangerous accessories such as spear tips.

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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