U.S. Customs and Border Protection at the Savannah Port of Entry seized a container of manifested firearm magazines and found over 500 cartons of pistol magazines. Upon further inspection, the magazines were all stamped with the famed Glock trademark.

The magazines, all 59,100 of them, reportedly have a suggested retail price of $2.1 million, according to Savannah Morning News. The importation turned out to be unauthorized and in clear violation of the registered trademark, said Mark Varga, CBP spokesman.

“Counterfeiting is often viewed as a victimless crime. The theft of intellectual property and the trade in counterfeit and pirated goods threatens America’s innovation based economy, the competitiveness of the nation’s businesses, the livelihoods of U.S. workers, and, in some cases, national security and the health and safety of American consumers.” said Lisa Beth Brown, Area Port Director, Savannah. “Seizures like this keep those goods out of the American supply chain—protecting our economy and consumers from potentially harmful products.”

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  • mavrick

    You might want to check your math. $30 a mag x 59,100 = $1.773 million

    • Danocha

      Or like it said MSRP, Which is 35 to 40 yes you can get for 30 but thats not msrp

  • M40

    This reeks of China… odd that they came in on the east coast.

    • MavusiKenpachi

      I’m not saying it’s them, but there is a Korean company called KCI that manufactures Glock and other magazines. Although KCI puts their own name on their products.

  • BruceB

    I would like to know how they knew they are fakes. Makes me wonder what stores to trust, when I need to buy something, like magazines or scope mountings.

    • Cuda

      because Magpul is not a imported item

  • jba

    Sounds as if they were given back to the exporter.

    “The company was given the opportunity to make alterations.” Why? Now they can either cover or grind off the Glock logo and sell them anyhow.. Not as an actual Glock product, but as a compatible product.

  • Former Deputy

    Where was the shipment from? That comes out to $35 per magazine.