$15M Counterfeit Louis Vuitton, Rolex Goods Seized In Gwinnett


Over 9,000 counterfeit designer merchandise items labeled Louis Vuitton, Gucci and Rolex valued at over $15M were seized by authorities.

Andrea V. Watson,Patch Staff

Lawrenceville business Real Moda had over 9,000 counterfeit merchandise items seized, police said. (Shutterstock)

GWINNETT COUNTY, GA — More than 9,000 counterfeit merchandise items with top designer names such as Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior and Gucci valued at over $15 million in total were seized by authorities, according to a news release from police shared Monday.

On Nov. 18, 2021, the Gwinnett County Police Department seized the items from a Lawrenceville business Real Moda. The investigation of the counterfeit luxury goods began in September 2021, the release said.

Jessica Llama, a 31-year-old from Lawrenceville, and 33-year-old Melvin Rene Jacinto Cortez were charged with possession and sale of goods bearing a counterfeit trademark, police said.

The three-month investigation led the officers to many counterfeit items. Two seizures totaling $1,066,207 led them to the Gwinnett business having a total of over $15,896,061 in counterfeit items.

Police said the goods were stored in multiple locations and advertised on Facebook. Luxury goods such as counterfeit Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior, Gucci handbags, Rolex watches, Chanel, and Versace sunglasses.

The United States Customs and Border Protection in Memphis, Tennessee, examined two shipments that arrived Sept. 28, 2021, en route from the Mexican state of Chihuahua to a residence in Lawrenceville. The items were turned over to Homeland Security Investigation, which continued their coordinated efforts with Gwinnett County.


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