$32 Million Worth Of Fake Nike And Adidas Sneakers Have Been Seized By Authorities

by MR Magazine Staff

Customs officials in Chile hit the motherlode last month when they reportedly seized nearly $32 million worth of counterfeit Adidas and Nike sneakers. According to Ricardo Aceituno, Chile’s regional director of customs, the seizure took place on November 7 in a town called Iquique. The fake sneaks (in the same vein as, but not including, the knockoff Jordans shown above) were concealed beneath packages of napkins in a shipment that originated from China. In total, the illegal shipment contained 16,454 counterfeit shoes that were divided up into 474 boxes. And along with the fake versions of Nikes and Adidas, there were also counterfeits of a Colombian brand called Zodiak. Read more at Esquire.