Customs officials in Guangdong province have confiscated more than 130,000 products violating intellectual property rights related to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia as part of a national campaign against such offenses.
Guangzhou Customs detected 4,370 different types of shoddy goods, including footballs bearing the FIFA World Cup logo and jerseys with Adidas or Nike trademarks, in a delivery bound for Tanzania in April.
The case led officers to more fake products, including jerseys and shirts bearing FIFA, Dsquared and Polo Ralph Lauren logos, according to a statement from Guangzhou Customs.
The jerseys, wrapped in plastic bags and hidden behind 30,000 plain black label-free jerseys in a container, bear FIFA World Cup Russia logos and Adidas labels.
All the jerseys were of low quality, with shabby packaging and poorly printed labels.