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NYC sheriff’s officers raid Canal Street alleged knockoff good sellers


Sheriff’s officers raided luxury goods sellers in Manhattan’s Chinatown on Saturday, seizing alleged counterfeit goods from four stores, three vehicles and several street vendors.

Officers confiscated handbags, belts, and other apparel on a full block of Canal Street near Broadway in the 4:30 p.m. raid.

They stuffed the items into five vehicles parked nearby on Lispenard St., packing them to the brim.

The confiscated items had a street value of over $400,000 — and would have been worth nearly $7 million had they been the real thing, said a police official.

One seller tried to flee officers by running down Lispenard St. — but cops quickly caught up with him and put him under arrest.

Twelve people were arrested. Charges against them are pending, police officials said.

The raids were backed by a federal court order and search warrants, officials said.