Fake Jets jerseys seized
|The fake jerseys, worth an estimated $12,000, were seized Aug. 21 in Winnipeg. (RCMP HANDOUT)
WINNIPEG - Police and Canadian border officials have found and seized a shipment of suspected fake Winnipeg Jets jerseys, bearing the NHL team's new logos.
The 40 allegedly counterfeit jerseys — suspected by authorities to have come from China — were confiscated by RCMP and the Canada Border Services Agency in Winnipeg on Aug. 21 after they arrived through air freight, though Mounties didn't announce the seizure until Wednesday.
Very little information was immediately given on the mainly blue and white jerseys, which bear the Jets' new primary emblem and separate shoulder patch logo.
RCMP spokesman Cpl. Miles Hiebert declined to speculate publicly on where they were being shipped to in the Winnipeg area.
Though not made or distributed by legally authorized companies, the garments' total estimated retail value would be about $12,000.
The RCMP's federal enforcement section is continuing to investigate. Mounties said charges are possibly pending under the Copyright Act and the Trademark and Textile Act, though none had been laid by Wednesday afternoon.