Tebow jerseys among millions worth of confiscated sports merchandise


Fake jerseys, ball caps, T-shirts and jackets are among the $6.4 million in counterfeit merchandise confiscated by a number of law enforcement agencies, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

SLIDESHOW:  Millions in counterfeit sports merchandise confiscated

Operation Fake Sweep began back on Oct. 1 to take counterfeit sportswear off the market. Agents targeted stores, flea markets and street vendors believed to be selling counterfeit sports items. They also went after counterfeit imports and seized hundreds of websites that officials say were engaged in online counterfeiting and piracy.

According to ICE, more than 42,000 phony Super Bowl-related and other items, valued at $4.8 million, have been confiscated.

In Florida, agents seized 801 fake NFL items valued at $157,336.

More than 22,000 counterfeit items from other sports leagues were also taken in the operation.

The operation will continue through Super Bowl weekend, according to ICE.