SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—A partnership of federal agencies—including U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration—seized more than 40,000 counterfeit condoms imported to Puerto Rico from China.
The condoms came into Puerto Rico via courier over a period of five days and were marked with a counterfeit Durex trademark, according to a CBP spokesman.
The investigation is ongoing, so the government cannot comment on whether this was the first time counterfeit condoms were brought into Puerto Rico, or whether anyone has been charged in the case, the spokesman said.
The San Juan Trade Enforcement Coordination Center, a collaboration between CBP and ICE, was launched Jan. 27 and oversaw the seizure of the counterfeit condoms, CBP said. The San Juan TECC is the first such partnership in Puerto Rico and the tenth in the U.S. to combat fraudulent foreign trade, the CBP said.