Counterfeit shirts in Texas have explicit message about America, CBP says

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Counterfeit shirts in Texas have explicit message about America, CBP says

October 8, 2021

By KXAN Staff

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BASTROP, Texas (KXAN) — Counterfeit shirts en route to Bastrop were intercepted by Customs and Border Protection, and they had quite a message to share.

The shirts were intercepted by the CBP New Orleans field office at a port in Memphis.

According to a spokesperson, the 25 counterfeit Lacoste shirts were heading to Bastrop from Michoacan, Mexico.

The tags that were on the shirt, however, had a colorful message for Americans. A QR code on the tag directs consumers to a site that boasts the title “F— USA.”

The shirts were selected for an “intensive exam” and were determined to be counterfeit based on their routing, low value and incorrect appearance, CBP said.