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Fake LED screens seized in International Falls

More than 1,000 counterfeit LED screens were seized at the International Falls Port of Entry on Wednesday, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Had they been genuine, the 1,008 screens would have been worth more than $1.5 million, based on the manufacturer's suggested retail price, a border patrol news release stated.

Border patrol officers discovered the fake screens when they inspected a rail container, according to the news release. The container had been destined for Ranier, Minnesota.

The movement of the screens violated intellectual property rights regulations, the news release said.

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