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Thousands of counterfeit Samsung, Apple products seized in Brooklyn

Posted at 10:09 PM, Dec 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-01 22:37:33-05

SHEEPSHEAD BAY, Brooklyn — Officers seized counterfeit Samsung and Apple products worth millions along with more than $60,000 in cash in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn Thursday.

Officers obtained four search warrants for a home, a phone store, and two vehicles after they found suspicious packages coming in at John F. Kennedy International Airport, NYPD Assistant Chief Brian McCarthy said Thursday night.

They executed a search warrant at a home at 2112 Coney Island Ave. and a vehicle parked outside just before 12 p.m., police said.

Two men, ages 23 and 27, were arrested.

Officials seized $55,000 in cash and 9,000 counterfeit Samsung phones, iPhones and accessories.

About 4:30 p.m., police searched the phone store at 203 Highlawn Ave. and a car parked outside. Approximately 2,200 counterfeit Samsung and Apple products and $12,000 in cash were also seized.

A man, 24, was arrested at the location, police said.

The counterfeit phones were worth $10 to $12 million combined, police sources said.

Police believe the three men, who have not been identified, were working together, but used multiple locations and vehicles while managing their illegal business.