Four Massachusetts citizens have been charged with money laundering and trafficking, and conspiring to traffic in more than $1.4 million worth of counterfeit luxury handbags and wallets.

The four individuals were also charged for trafficking the materials needed to make the goods.

Investigations found thirteen self-storage units at a facility in Revere, Massachusetts, which were used as a home base for the  operation.

The storage units held about 12,231 counterfeit handbags, 7,651 counterfeit wallets, more than 17,000 generic handbags and wallets, and enough counterfeit labels and medallions to turn more than 50,000 handbags and wallets into
counterfeits. 

The items copied Louis Vuitton, Kate Spade, Prada, Gucci, Fendi, Burberry, and Coach trademarks.

It is alleged that the storage units also contained numerous counterfeit handbags and wallets of other manufacturers, along with scarves, belts, umbrellas, sunglasses, duffle bags, hats, visors, garment bags, coats, shoes, necklaces, bracelets, rings, and earrings bearing counterfeit marks owned by these and other victim companies.

Assistant attorney general Alice Fisher said: "Those who manufacture and sell counterfeit goods steal business from honest merchants, confuse or defraud honest consumers, and illegally profit on the backs of honest American workers and entrepreneurs."