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Criminal Justice & Legal System

$680,000 in fake championship rings seized at Detroit airport

Counterfeit sports championship rings
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
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Some of the fake rings seized at Detroit Metro Airport last spring.

Pro athletes: If you're going to put a ring on it, make sure you've got the real thing.

Customs and Border Protection officials say they seized $680,000 worth of counterfeit sports championship rings at Detroit Metropolitan Airport last April.

The rings were found in a shipment that originated on a flight from China.

They had the names and logos of several pro sports teams, including the Oakland Raiders, the New York Giants and the Dallas Cowboys.

CBP officials say the company that was supposed to receive the rings used a fake name and was found to have previous copyright and trademark violations.

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