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$2.2 Million in Fake Designer Purses Seized at Dulles

Something looked off about those Gucci G's.

Thousands of purses and backpacks marked with fake designer logos were seized from Washington Dulles International Airport. Customs officials say the 18 boxes sent from China were counterfeits of Chanel, Prada, Dior and Gucci goods, among others.

The real things would be worth more than $2.2 million, officials said.

"Counterfeit consumer goods fund transnational criminal organizations, are manufactured in unregulated facilities and with substandard materials that may potentially harm American consumers, hurt our nation’s economy, and steal revenue and brand integrity from U.S. businesses and trademark holders," Casey Durst, director of Customs and Border Protection's Baltimore office, said in a statement.

The shipment seized Thursday was headed to Flushing, New York.

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