Cops Target Street Counterfeits in Dramatic Raid

Two dozen New York City Sheriff’s officers descended on Chinatown’s Canal Street on Saturday afternoon, confiscating thousands of allegedly counterfeit designer handbags, watches, belts and sunglasses. The faux bags and accessories had a street value of $400,000, officials said. If the goods had been the real thing, they’d be worth $6-to-7 million.

The coordinated, 4:15 PM raids, which officials said were backed by a federal court warrant, struck the sidewalk vendors along the two blocks between Broadway and Mercer Street, and on nearby Lispenard Street. Sheriffs also raided five large storefronts at the corner of… New York Post

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