A counterfeit ring bust by Toronto Police produced a sea of knock-offs worth $12 million.
Project PACE II – Partners Against Counterfeit Everywhere – lasted 18 months, and netted fake Louis Vuitton, Yves Saint Laurent and Beats by Dre.
Toronto Detective Robert Whalen told The Toronto Sun HERE that counterfeiting has become so popular, drug dealers walking away from their cocaine and crystal meth and getting into purses and jerseys!
Authorities claimed that counterfeit goods make up a $1-billion industry, and that your purchase of these products helps to find criminal organizations and terrorist groups.
Does the above comment make you think twice about purchasing counterfeit goods? Are there some knock-offs worth buying? Would you ever knowingly buy a knock-off as a gift for a friend or loved one?