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Second Batch of Fake Jets Jerseys Seized

October 5, 2011 10:19 AM | News

RCMP seized 190 counterfeit Winnipeg Jets jerseys on September 29, 2011. It's the second such seizure since August. (RCMP HANDOUT)

For the second time in recent months, RCMP have intercepted counterfeit Winnipeg Jets jerseys.

This latest batch of 190 rip-offs were seized September 29 and came from China. Their value is in excess of $76,000.

“It was just a matter of time until we intercepted copies of the official Jets jersey,” Cpl. John Montgomery of the RCMP’s Federal Enforcement Unit said in a release. “This was very quick, as the Jets just released the official jersey a few weeks ago”.

The fake jerseys contain names of players in both home and away colours, but the quality is poor and the colours aren’t an exact match to the official ones.

Police are continuing to investigate.

In August, RCMP seized 40 fake jerseys in a joint effort with the Canadian Border Services Agency.