The Ninoy Aquino International Airport in the Philippines recently seized approximately $750,000 USD-worth of counterfeit paraphernalia, including some recognizable sneakers. In social media posts, the Bureau of Customs uploaded imagery of agents stacking up piles of knock-off shoes snatched from Balikbayan boxes — packages sent home from overseas Filipinos. Fake footwear included the
Reportedly, the “collector’s item branded shoes” will be auctioned off or donated to the Department of Social Welfare and Development. Take a look at the customs agents at work below.
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