Customs Agents Make Huge Fake Designer Shoe Bust

Agents seize tens of thousands of Chinese-imported knock-offs in California.
3:00 | 08/16/12

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Now, we turn to police action in the news. A mountain of fake designer shoes flowing into this country from china. Cust dumbs agents in california announced a big bust of counterfeit goods. Shoes just the tip of a mammoth icebe iceberg, a phony product fueling shoppers everywhere. Here's abc's nick watt. Reporter: Is that a pair of christian louboutins in the hands of a border patrol. They're usually selling for up to 6,000 bucks but now, they're a counterfeiter's dream. You're looking at 20,000 pairs of fake louboutins there. These are coming out of china. Reporter: Every year, they intercept a staggering 1,000 shipments of counterfeit goods. We're not just talking high fashion. We've got kids' shoes from china with danger levels lead, and a WHOLE CONTAINER OF TVs AND THIS Fan. Wiring with that, it's going to catch on fire. Counterfeit and pirated goods cost the u.S. Economy 750,000 american jobs and up to $250 billion a year. There's also a lot of sales taxes that would go to schools and hospitals that are not being received when you buy counterfeit goods. Reporter: They range from food to car parts to boards for nasa. You could never catch allel counterfeit stuff. In los angeles, 13,000 containers a day, half of those containers come from china. Reporter: For those who care, how do you spot a fake pair? This has rigids. Reporter: It must curve around to meet the upper. And the true louboutin color, ironically, it's called china red. Nick watt, abc, long beach, california.

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