Hundreds of counterfeit watches shipped into Chicago

Fake Rolex – Photo US Customs and Border Patrol

CHICAGO (AP) — Federal authorities say nearly 200 counterfeit watches were found in late June and early July at a mail facility at O’Hare International Airport. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials say officers at the facility inspected the 175 parcels containing 193 watches due to incorrect manifests or X-ray anomalies. An appraiser found the watches were counterfeit. Most of the copies claimed to have been made by Rolex. Suggested retail prices for authentic watches would total $3.1 million.