$100,000 worth of fake remotes, Apple products seized in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH — More than $100,000 worth of counterfeit items are now in the hands of Customs and Border Protection officers in Pittsburgh.

Nearly 4,700 fake Roku and Amazon remotes, 97 fake Apple AirPods, and 20 fake lightning charging cables were seized Sunday.

The items arrived from Hong Kong and were headed to addresses in Butler County.

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Officers suspected the remotes and Apple products to be counterfeit and worked with the trademark holders to confirm the products as fakes.

Always buy from an authentic source to avoid falling victim to this kind of scam, officials said.

This is the second bit counterfeit Roku seizure by Pittsburgh Custom and Border Protection officers in two months. In April, they seized 1,600 fake Roku remotes worth $80,000.