Some 2,850 pairs of counterfeit jeans, worth an estimated US$193,800, have been seized in Laredo, Texas by US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) import specialists and officers.

Around 96 boxes were seized, containing jeans infringing the Levi Strauss and Co trademark.

"I applaud the vigilance and tenacity of our CBP officers and import specialists who detected a possible IPR violation and upon further review were able to stop a shipment of nearly $200,000 in counterfeit jeans from entering the US and undercutting the legitimate registered trademark holder," said Sidney Aki, CBP port director of Laredo Port of Entry.