If you purchased a pair of Nikes recently in North Carolina make sure they are not counterfeit!
On Tuesday, police were tipped off about suspicious packages containing thousands of dollars worth of Nike sneakers in North Carolina.
Raleigh resident Omar Tariq Lucas was arrested and charged with criminal use of a counterfeit trademark after the North Carolina Secretary of State’s Office at a FedEx facility noticed the packages.
Authorities say they had been tracking previous shipments of counterfeit goods from New York to Raleigh. They saw a similarity in the packages leading to the application for warrants.
Some of the boxes were headed to Paul’s Barber Shop in Raleigh where three of the boxes delivered were returned to a FedEx truck, and the remaining five were loaded into an SUV.
The total price of the 40-pair shipment was estimated at $10,000. Each box contained eight pairs of Nikes which totaled $6,000. However, the sneakers were not the only items that were found. Other boxes seized at the FedEx facility contained fake designer belts.
As of now, it is unclear which specific pairs of fake Nikes were present in the shipments.
Take a look at other sneakers that have been counterfeited and the man behind this recent bust below and let us know what you think!