Man smuggles 40,000 fake-enabled devices, including the iPhone and ipad apps in the US

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Don’t be so sure, Apple’s products are the real thing.

A Chinese national living in the united states on a student visa are being smuggled, more than 40,000 electronic products and accessories, including iPads and iPhones from China to the united states. before you were arrested, according to an announcement made this week by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) division of the Ministry of Justice said.

He is also a cheating, labels, and packaging with counterfeit Apple trademark.

Jianhua “Jeff” Li, 44, was sentenced in Newark, new jersey, New Jersey, to 37 months in prison after being convicted of one count of conspiracy to smuggle and traffic counterfeit goods and labels, and one count of trafficking in counterfeit goods.


Li has had a long career before he was caught. From July 2009 to February 2014, Li’s work through his company, Dream in Digital, and made a connection with three other people, in order to bring the devices to China, the justice department said.

Li is sent to the devices separate from the labels, in order to avoid detection by the U. s. Customs and Border Protection officers at the ministry of justice said. The devices have been sent to a crime, partners to the United States of america. The proceeds were sent to accounts in Florida and New Jersey, and then a portion of the money has been transferred to the journal in Italy, “to further conceal the source of the funds,” the u.s. department of justice said.

More than $1.1 million in proceeds from the sale have been, in Li’s accounts in the foreign country.

The other conspirators were caught and were convicted and sentenced to terms of imprisonment ranging from 22 to 37 months.


Not so unusual, look at where you can shop

Online purchases of consumer electronics on other websites other than that of the manufacturer, boosts the chance of counterfeits, to James A. Hayward, D. Ph., Chairman, President & CEO, Stony Brook, NY-based Applied DNA Sciences, told Fox News. Used DNA to secure the supply chain for electronic components with the aid of a unique DNA-the molecular tags, the company also designs, manufactures and.

But, Hayward added that, “the purchase of a pattern that is hard to break.” Many consumers are opting for online retailers, which are devices that sell at a lower price than the one provided by the manufacturer.

The trade in counterfeit and pirated goods is experiencing a steady increase in the last few years, and it is now up to 3.3% of the global market, according to a March 2019 at the latest report from the Organisation for Economic co-operation and Development (OECD) and the european union Agency for Intellectual Property.

This increase occurred even as overall trading volumes have slowed,” the OECD said.


The value of imported fake goods all over the world on the basis of 2016, with customs seizure data, $509 billion, up from $461 billion in 2013, according to the OECD.

Most of the forgeries to go unnoticed,” Applied DNA Sciences’ Hayward said. “It’s not just the imitation of finished goods, however, it is sometimes the internal parts of even the legitimate products of the brand,” he said.

The majority of counterfeit electronics coming out of China, but it is the ultimate irony here is that these devices are usually made of semi-conductors disposed in the US, shipped to China for “recycling”, which is a cottage industry of them as good as new. As for the size, and pin the pattern to match, the semi-conductors are re-emerged and re-labeled to look like new,” he said.

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