Seized Jets jerseys obvious fakes
|Counterfeit Jets jerseys RCMP seized 190 counterfeit Jets jerseys headed for Winnipeg Sept. 29, 2011. The jerseys, worth $76,000, have obviously incorrect colours and the quality is poor, police said. (HANDOUT)
WINNIPEG - That's not polar night blue.
Fake Jets jerseys seized as they made their way from China to Winnipeg got the colours wrong, RCMP said.
The 190 jerseys, estimated to be worth $76,000, were also of poor quality. They are, however, the first counterfeit jerseys to feature players' names and numbers.
Border Services made the seizure Sept. 29.
"It was just a matter of time until we intercepted copies of the official Jets jersey," said Cpl. John Montgomery of the RCMP's Federal Enforcement Unit. "This was very quick, as the Jets just released the official jersey a few weeks ago."