AMHERST, N.Y. (WIVB) - Federal agents swept through two shopping malls Monday, seizing fake merchandise and shutting down stores.
The Department of Homeland Security spearheaded the investigation that targeted mostly kiosks in the Walden Galleria and Boulevard Mall. Agents hauled bags and boxes out of the Boulevard Mall after stripping three kiosks of their merchandise.
Jim Spero, Special Agent-in-Charge of the Buffalo office of Homeland Security, says the sale of counterfeit goods - in Buffalo and beyond - poses a major security threat.
"When you purchase counterfeit goods, when you sell counterfeit goods, you don't know who you're dealing with. You don't know what kind of criminal activity you're supporting," Spero said. "It's actually organized crime that is behind the distribution of these goods. It could be terrorists as well."
Who knows, it could be Al-Qaeda running these kiosks, heck, it could even be our secret alien overlords from Planet X, anything is possible! Who needs evidence when you've got wild speculation!
If there is any proof terrorists are running these kiosks, produce it, same goes for the claim of "organized crime."
I guess the only question at this point is will these kiosk operators be sent to Guantanamo Bay.
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