U.S. Customs Raids Korean Organized Crime Apparel Counterfeit Operations

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Wednesday, November 1, 1995
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
11
Issue: 
11
460
Abstract: 
On September 27, 1995, the U.S. Customs Service raided factories, warehouses and shops in New York City and Los Angeles, striking at a Korean organized crime rang that manufactured clothing, handbags and sporting goods overseas for sale in the United States under counterfeit labels. The law enforcement operations indicate the growing involvement of ethnic organized crime in international trade of counterfeit apparel, an activity that is continues to burgeon....(more)