Update: In an intriguing twist, U.S. Customs is insisting that it meant to seize the OnePlus Buds. In a statement to The Vergeit said that they appear to “violate Apple’s configuration trademark.”
U.S. Customs and Border Protection recently sprung into action to intercept a collection of AirPods knockoffs arriving at JFK International Airport. Had the “merchandise [been] genuine,” the shipment would have been worth $398,000.
“The interception of these counterfeit earbuds is a direct reflection of the vigilance and commitment to mission success by our CBP Officers daily,” said Troy Miller, Director of CBP’s New York Field Operations.
The only problem? They weren’t counterfeit products at all — but rather the distinctly AirPods-looking OnePlus Buds.
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