WASHINGTON — The U.S. Departments of Justice and Homeland Security, in a joint operation, seized 82 Web site domains for selling fake luxury goods, the agencies said Monday.
The sites sold merchandise that included counterfeit Louis Vuitton and Coach handbags and fake Rolex watches at a fraction of the price of the real articles. Undercover agents paid an average of 15 percent of the suggested manufacturer’s price on goods purchased during the investigation, said John Morton, director of Homeland Security’s Immigration & Customs Enforcement.
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