US Customs and Border Safety racked up a win late final month, in accordance with its most up-to-date press launch. On August 31st, the company seized 2,000 counterfeit “Apple Airpod Earbuds” destined for Nevada at New York’s JFK Worldwide Airport. The one drawback: these are OnePlus Buds, as you’ll be able to see within the poor photos DHS offered.

The press release proudly proclaimed that these pretend Airpods had a avenue worth of $398,000. In fact, we all know what they really have is about $158,000 in OnePlus merchandise (at $79 a pop). The posting does not embrace any extra info—for instance, why did somebody suppose these have been counterfeit Apple merchandise? Sure, a lot of issues appear to be AirPods, however there are not any Apple logos or branding.

Based on CBP, the cargo originated in Hong Kong earlier than reaching New York, the place it was seized. I think about loads of genuine devices come into the US from Hong Kong, so that does not appear notably related. The majority of the discharge recaps the massive variety of busts CBP makes yearly. Hopefully, this incident is just not consultant of CBP’s accuracy.