Counterfeit machines seized at Minnesota port of entry

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INTERNATIONAL FALLS, Minn. (Valley News Live) Federal border patrol agents seized more than a thousand counterfeit point of sale machines.

The machines were seized at the International Falls Port of Entry in Minnesota on April 25 and they were destined to arrive by train to the town of Ranier, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

However, CBP officers had inspected the rail containers and found 1,315 point of sale machines, which were in violation of intellectual property rights regulations.

According to a media release, the counterfeit machines were worth nearly $2.5 million if they had been genuine.

“The enforcement of trade laws at U.S. ports of entry remains a high priority for us,” said Anthony Jackson, International Falls Port Director. “CBP works diligently to protect companies from unauthorized use of their trademarks as well as consumers from counterfeit products.”