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Shady Shades By The Seashore: $12 Million In Fake Sunglasses Seized From LA-Long Beach Port

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Federal agents seized three shipments of fake designer sunglasses with an estimated retail value of more than $12 million at the Los Angeles-Long Beach port complex. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said the 78,600 pairs of sunglasses arrived in three shipments from China looking "confusingly similar" to designer brands Coach, Gucci and Emporio Armani. Shall we sing it together? "She had a west coast strut that was as sweet as molasses, but what really knocked me out was her cheap sunglasses." Thank you, goodnight.