Counterfeit Goods financing Terrorist Organizations

Top Interpol official Richard Noble told the House International Relations Committee that groups like Al Qaeda and Hezbollah are making money in trafficking consumer goods like fake Nike sneakers, Sony stereo equipment and Calvin Klein jeans, products that can be bought and sold on any street in America.

Federal and local authorities executed warrants targeting counterfeit merchandise.

Orange County, Homeland Security Investigations seized more than $200,000 worth of goods, working with police in Huntington Beach and Newport Beach, along with other agencies, targeting retailers suspected of selling fake goods, according to a statement issued by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

 

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