A news release from US Customs and Border Protection on 8 February advised that officers at Washington Dulles International Airport seized 36 counterfeit guitars recently that if authentic, would have had a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $158,692. The guitars arrived in 36 different shipments from China on 15 December.  The collection consisted of 27 Gibson, 6 Fender, 2 CF Martin and 1 Paul Reed Smith guitars.

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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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