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$1.8 Million worth of Counterfeit Goods Seized from Nashville Store

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NASHVILLE, Tenn.-- Legends Clothing Store on Bell Road has thousands of counterfeit items seized on Tuesday which totaled more than $1.8 million in retail worth. 


The Homeland Security Investigations, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Metro Police worked together in the operation. Items ranging from Gucci handbags to sportswear were among the items taken. Authorities also seized around $18,000 from an account affiliated with the store. 


The Special Agent in Charge of the operation stated "Criminals who sell counterfeit products are economic parasites who harm legitimate businesses that pay taxes, create jobs and support our national economy. Anyone who thinks counterfeiting is a victimless crime should realize the profits of these black-market sales are routinely diverted to support further criminal activity such as drug trafficking, money laundering and even potential terrorism."

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