“More than $635,000 in counterfeit Apple adapters and USB cables were seized by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) during a routine search in Anchorage, the agency announced Thursday,” Laurel Andrews reports for The Alaska Dispatch.

“The goods arrived in Alaska via plane from China, and were heading toward several locations in the continental U.S.,” Andrews reports. “Designed to look like iPhone 5 USB “lightning” connector cables and adapters, the products included fake Apple logos and Underwriters Laboratories (UL) trademark icons.”

Andrews reports, “The items stood out as counterfeits, Frank Falcon, CBP spokesman said. They were packaged for retail sale in cardboard blister packs that were sub-standard compared to Apple’s trademark white packaging… The seized items will be destroyed.”

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