PASSAIC, N.J. (1010 WINS/AP) — New Jersey State Police said they shut down a suspected counterfeit clothing manufacturing operation based in Passaic.
A Ridgefield man, 52-year-old Wan Kim, was arrested on a charge of possession and manufacturing of counterfeit trademark items.
Detectives from the agency’s Cargo Theft Unit executed a search warrant Thursday at a warehouse in the city and seized counterfeit trademark clothing that included brand names like Polo Ralph Lauren, North Face, Ed Hardy, and the NBA.
State Police Sergeant Brian Polite told 1010 WINS the operation yielded “over 15,000 pieces of counterfeit trademark clothing that was valued at approximately $1.6 million.”
Also seized were 10,000 counterfeit labels for popular brands including Lacoste, Coogi and Sean John and two 20-head embroidery machines.
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