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US Customs seizes 2,000 OnePlus Buds thinking they were "counterfeit" AirPods


Facepalm: Would you be able to tell the difference between OnePlus Buds and Apple AirPods? What about if they were in a clearly labeled box that said they were OnePlus Buds? Well, apparently, US customs officials can't since they seem proud of themselves that they seized 2,000 of them thinking they were counterfeit AirPods.

On September 11, the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency announced it had seized a shipment of "counterfeit" Apple AirPods from China to the United States. It estimated the street value of the contraband to be around $398,000.

"That's not an [apple]," a braggadocious Sunday tweet from the CBP read. "CBP officers at JFK Airport recently seized 2,000 counterfeit Apple AirPods from Hong Kong, valued at $398K had they been genuine."

Unfortunately, the agency was too quick to start patting itself on the back because all it got right was ...


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