U.S. Customs officers seized over 14,000 pairs of counterfeit Nike shoes at an L.A.-area port this week, CNN reports.
The bogus shipment labeled as “napkins” arrived from China, and contained knock-offs of coveted special edition Air Jordan shoes, including Air Jordan 1 Off-White, Air Jordan 12, Air Jordan 1 in blue, black, red and white, Air Jordan 11 and Air Max ’97’s.
Officials say the real versions of the shoes can fetch as much as $2,000 a pair, and had the shoes been genuine, the seized goods could’ve been worth up to $2 million.
“Counterfeit brand-name shoes is a multi-million dollar criminal industry,” Port Director LaFonda Sutton-Burke said in a news release. “The trafficking of these items is extremely lucrative and becomes more profitable in markets involving successful and popular products.”