Agents from Homeland Security Investigations
partnered with detectives from the Nassau County
Police Department and conducted surveillance on
two warehouses used to process the fake phones.
Warrants were issued and 32,000 counterfeit
phones were discovered in two locations. Safety
deposit boxes containing nearly $500,000 were
“The men and women of CBP protect our nation’s
economy, the safety of its people, and our
national security against the harm of
counterfeit and pirated goods. We are very proud
to have partnered with HSI and the Nassau County
Police Department to detect and seize these
counterfeit cell phones, leading to the
apprehension of these conspirators,” said Mr.
Robert E. Perez, Director, Field Operations New
All three men are being charged with Trademark
Counterfeiting in the Second Degree and all the
defendants face four years in prison, if
convicted. The case will be prosecuted by the
Office of the District Attorney, Nassau County.