New York couple arrested for importing counterfeit products from China

A married couple have been arrested in New York for conspiring to traffic counterfeit goods.Daye Dong, 49, and Hongyu Chen, 48, who were arrested on Thursday, October 27, had imported counterfeit goods from China into the US with the intention of selling them to retailers in New York and elsewhere.

According to a US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) press release, the couple imported counterfeit luxury and designer goods and stored the imported products in two warehouses.

More than 30,000 counterfeit goods were found, including handbags and wallets.The arrest followed an investigation by ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) unit in New York.