US Customs has one heck of a false positive over “counterfeit Apple AirPods”

This weekend US Customs and Border Protection at New York’s JFK airport seemed proud to announce that it had “seized 2,000 counterfeit Apple AirPods” coming in from Hong Kong. In a tweet the agency announced that the AirPods would have been worth $398,000 if they had been genuine, and in a separate press release praised the officers responsible for the interception of the shipment as it reflects their “vigilance and commitment to mission success.” Sign up to our newsletter Security news, advice, and tips.

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