Busted! Raid in Queens Turns Up Massive Amounts of Counterfeit Goods

April 4, 2008 • Fashion


How’s this for timing? Mere hours before Louis Vuitton hosted its Thursday night gala at the
Brooklyn Museum to draw attention to counterfeiting,
investigators and New York City police officers raided a
Queens warehouse that turned up an estimated $5.5 million in fake
handbags and sneakers, according to WWD.

Thousands of handbags bearing the
Burberry, Chanel, Coach, Fendi, Kate Spade, Gucci and Prada labels were
confiscated during a raid at 129-02 Northern Boulevard in the Corona
section of Queens on Thursday afternoon. In addition,
Nike-labeled footwear was

Kevin Dougherty, president of private
investigations firm Counter-Tech Investigations Inc., which headed up
the investigation, said it would likely take several days to empty the
contents of the two-story brick warehouse. Dougherty said his "conservative estimate" of the amount of
bogus goods in the facility stood at more than 50,000 handbags and 65,000
pairs of Nike shoes. He also believes the labels of other well-known brands
are likely to be found as crews begin wading through two levels of
floor-to-ceiling boxes.

Several people were taken into custody. Yeah!

Source: WWD

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