The folks at U.S. Customs and Border Protection have seized 112 boxes of bogus Tigers merchandise. The old English D trademark was illegally featured on hats and headbands.
The illegal merchandise originated in China and was destined for a company in Warren. All told $300,000 worth of merchandise was seized.
The fake merchandise is being held pending further investigation. No word of any arrests yet.
$300,000 may not sound like a lot of money but when you look at the big picture, efforts to get illegal merchandise into the country can ding the economy pretty harshly.
We have visited many countries around the world and it’s funny what we have seen. Take, for instance, the picture on this post. It was snapped at the busy and ultra confusing Namdaemun Market in Seoul, South Korea. The morons who made this sweat suit didn’t even spell the word “Detroit” properly. Check it out! It’s kind of hard to see in the picture but they spelled Detroit “Detroid.” We got a good laugh as we strolled by!