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  • 02.19.2020

    Cartagena IP enforcement team’s counterfeit seizures exceed $20 million

    CARTAGENA – The Port of Cartagena billboards itself as one of the top five busiest port in Latin America, accommodating high-capacity containerized vessels arriving from all over the world with millions of tons of cargo annually. Although the high-volume shipments are viewed as critical to stimulate the flow of commerce, they’ve also caught the eye of port authorities and their efforts to maintain safety and security for shippers and brand owners in search of protecting their cargo.

  • 01.22.2020

    IPR Center hosts agreement signing to combat forced labor

    Memorandum of understanding furthers DHS strategy to combat human trafficking and the importation of goods produced with forced labor.

  • 01.16.2020

    HSI-led investigation leads to $300K worth of counterfeit goods

    NEW ORLEANS – When it comes to college football playoff games, sports fans are passionate about their sports apparel, especially when purchasing national championship gear to help preserve the thrill of victory. However, in New Orleans, the agony of defeat is being felt among a handful of vendors caught selling counterfeit merchandise during the 2020 College Football Playoff National Championship Game between LSU and Clemson.

  • 12.19.2019

    HSI investigates counterfeit sex enhancement pill distribution network

    A three-year investigation by Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) into a criminal organization responsible for illegal imports and sales of male sexual enhancement pills branded and marketed as ‘herbal’ medicine has resulted in multiple criminal convictions. The convictions are part of a larger investigation into the importer and initial distributor of the drug, eventually identified as John Lee, who was recently sentenced to 100 months in federal prison.

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