Tonight, in what can exclusively be described as a head-scratching second, US Customs and Border Safety (CBP), posted a narrative and couple of Tweets bragging they just lately seized 2,000 counterfeit Apple AirPods.
CBP tweeted last night that its officers had "recently seized 2,000 counterfeit Apple AirPods from Hong Kong, valued at $398K had they been genuine".
In a press release, CPB said the seizure is an example of how it is "protecting the American public from various dangers on a daily basis". Whether the 2,000 seized units were all OnePlus Buds isn't immediately clear, but given that the CBP tweeted "That's not an [Apple emoji]" in direct reference to the OnePlus boxes suggests this is all an embarrassing mistake. However, this instead seems to be a head-scratching error, as OnePlus is by now a well-known brand that has been selling smartphones and other products (including its Bullets earphones) in the United States for years.
The shipment was seized at an air cargo facility located at the John F. Kennedy International Airport in NY on August 31.
But the photos in the press release appear to show boxes of OnePlus Buds, the wireless earphones made by smartphone maker OnePlus, and not Apple AirPods as CBP had claimed. Troy Miller, Director of CBP's New York Field Operations said that the "counterfeit Apple Airpod Earbuds" were on the way to Nevada at an air cargo facility at the John F. Kennedy International Airport.