Hundreds of counterfeit watches shipped into Chicago

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CHICAGO, Ill. (AP) — Federal authorities say nearly 200 counterfeit watches were found in late June and early July at a mail facility at O’Hare International Airport.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials say officers at the facility inspected the 175 parcels containing 193 watches due to incorrect manifests or X-ray anomalies.

An appraiser found the watches were counterfeit. Most of the copies claimed to have been made by Rolex.

Suggested retail prices for authentic watches would total $3.1 million. 

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