Police bust Brooklyn counterfeit ring

January 29, 2009 3:19:58 PM PST
Authorities have broken up a major counterfeit ring in Brooklyn. It involved everything from household goods, to clothes, to toys.

The counterfeits were held at warehouses in Williamsburg Brooklyn.

There were thousands of toy guns complete with ammunition clips and laser pointers. What makes real looking guns so dangerous on the street, is they can and have been mistaken for real guns resulting in people getting killed.

"We've had a couple of kids over the years since I've been DA, who have been killed by police officers after they point the (fake) gun at officers," said Brooklyn DA Charles Hynes.

Other items were fake Chanel, and Prada products at the back lot warehouse that resembled a dollar store.

Also confiscated were grey market items. Goods like Dove soap, Head and Shoulders shampoo, and Halls cough drops. Grey market means the goods seen to be legitimate, but manufacture to sale in other countries. They are not up to U.S. sale standards.

Two people, Fu Xian Bao and Xiao Ping Luo, were arrested in the bust and both have been arraigned and released on $5,000 bail.

If convicted they face up to 15 years in prison.

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