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Fake Pokémon, Yu-Gi-Oh Playing Cards Worth $218K Seized

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(credit: Customs and Border Protection)

(credit: Customs and Border Protection)

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LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Thousands of fake Pokémon, Yu-Gi-Oh and Zexal playing cards were seized from  shipment arriving from China at the Los Angeles/Long Beach seaport this week.

Customs and Border Protection officers say if the 33,000 playing cards had been genuine, it would have been worth $218,000.

Counterfeit playing cards are sold online, in street markets and have even been found in legitimate retail stores, officials said, and most parents are unaware they are buying a fraudulent product.

yu gi oh playing cards Fake Pokémon, Yu Gi Oh Playing Cards Worth $218K Seized

(credit: Customs and Border Protection)

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