Niles, IL (February 6, 2012)—In Peru and Paraguay, thousands of counterfeit Shure mics and accessories were recently seized by customs officials.
In Peru, 2,303 counterfeit Shure microphones were seized by customs officials as the products were being imported into the country. The microphones included models C606, SM58, and PG58. Also confiscated were 1,594 cables and several thousand accessories, user guides and product cartons, all branded with the Shure trademark. The products were being imported by Fabi Export and Import, a company that is not an authorized Shure distributor or reseller.
In Paraguay, a delegation of officials from the customs authority raided a number of resellers in Ciudad del Este, including Music Shop, Music Brasil SA, and Musical World. Counterfeit products seized included SM57, SM58, Beta57A, and Beta58A microphones as well as PGX Digital Wireless components.
The actions were the result of ongoing investigations by Shure representatives in both countries, in cooperation with local customs and law enforcement agencies. The seized products will be destroyed under the supervision of customs agents.