Feds Bust Fake EOTech Ring

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Federal officials announced a major bust of a U.S. online retailer and a Chinese manufacturing and importing network that specialized in fake EOTech sights. According to the Los Angeles Times, several suspects are in custody but one has most likely fled the country.

The charges stem from an investigation that began in early March after U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers were conducting a routine mail inspection at an Alaska sorting center and found 700 counterfeit rifle sights and 200 magnifier systems in a shipment sent from China to Field Sport’s headquarters, said ICE spokeswoman Virginia Kice.


hunter25's picture

Good job to the feds on this

Good job to the feds on this one. This is why it's good to buy from a reputable source instead of Ebay which is where most of these probably would ended up. Eotech is one of the best in the business for a good reason and a lot of good men stake their lives on them. But everyone like most of us is looking for a better deal and that's when this crap shows up. It's one thing to knowingly buy a knock off but totally another when you think it's the real deal.

Good job again and I hope they can some how catch the one guy that got away. The funny thing is the biggest charge will probably be the weapon that was found that had nothing to do with what was being looked for in the first place.

jaybe's picture

Well, I would say that the

Well, I would say that the chances of them ever seeing Mr. Sui's face again are pretty slim. He's in China, and I rather doubt that he will be coming back here for a vacation in Vegas!

At first, I thought the article was saying that these were just "knock-off's". I had thought that term applied to items that were manufactured to be almost the same as the original, made more cheaply and therefore marketed for a lower price. After checking out the definition, I see that it it also applies to an item that is either exactly the same, or looks exactly the same to deceive people into thinking that they have a product that will perform the same. In this case, they apparently looked the same and had the same name; in other words, a pure counterfeit product.

I'm glad that our federal agents are looking for these things. I recently ran across a site where t you can order all kinds of products made in China on a bulk basis. You can have whatever logo or name put on them that you want. With internet selling the way it is, you can virtually go into business from your desk. You don't need a building, a warehouse, employees, trucks or anything else normally associated with running a business. Did you ever wonder why there has been such a huge increase in the items on the online shopping sites that look just like the popular brand, but are less expensive? This is what they are doing. Buyer, beware!