Philadelphia customs agents intercept cases of counterfeit Juul products

Mark Abrams
April 17, 2019 - 1:43 pm
Federal customs agents in Philadelphia intercepted more than 1,150 counterfeit e-cigarette Juul pods and three chargers.

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Federal customs agents in Philadelphia have intercepted boxes of bogus Juul products sent from an address in China.

More than 1,150 counterfeit e-cigarette Juul pods and three chargers were discovered inside a parcel that was being sent to an address in Newark, Delaware.

The Customs and Border Protection officers say the suspicious parcel was labeled "plastic pipe sample."

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Agents opened it and found 36 cartons of Juul pods. Each carton contains 8 packs of four pods each.

Inspectors contacted the Juul trademark holder to verify the authenticity of the merchandise and learned the pods were counterfeit.

An investigation is continuing.