Thousands of pieces of counterfeit Super Bowl merchandise seized

Counterfeit Super Bowl items seized in the Bay Area over the past few days.
Counterfeit Super Bowl items seized in the Bay Area over the past few days.

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the NFL announced Thursday that they have seized around 400,000 counterfeit items since the last Super Bowl.

Counterfeit superbowl Gear 2In addition, 41 people have been arrested in connection to the counterfeit merchandise.

Investigators say the merchandise would have been worth $39 million and that that money would have gone towards narcotics, human trafficking, and other illegal activity.

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