Counterfeit goods generate hundreds of billions of dollars in sales each year, making up about 7 percent of all global trade.
At US ports alone, counterfeit products seized in 2009 had an estimated street value of more than $260 million. Authorities are unsure just how many counterfeit goods enter the United States each year, but one thing is certain: Counterfeiting saps economies, puts lives in jeopardy and funds organized crime around the globe.
So which counterfeit goods are seized most often? Click ahead to see the top 10 most seized items at US ports in 2009.
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By Lauren McCurdy
Posted July 9, 2010
Source: US Customs and Border Protection