LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Federal authorities say they have seized more than $4 million in phony merchandise in the Los Angeles area during this holiday season.
Investigators have stepped up their crackdown on the import and sale of counterfeit goods in an effort called Operation Holiday Hoax.
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Fake designers jeans, apparel and athletic shoes involving brands like True Religion, Nike, and The North Face top the list of phony merchandise.
Several agencies, including Homeland Security Investigations of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, took part in the six-week worldwide operation.