Fake Barbies seized at the border

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By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas
By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas
By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas
By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas

SAN LUIS, Ariz. (AP) -- Customs and Border Protection says border agents seized 141 cartons of fake Barbie and Moxie Girlz dolls headed for the U.S. from Mexico.

The boxes of fake dolls were found inside a truck Nov. 29 at the San Luis port of entry in southwestern Arizona.

Border agents were conducting a shipment inspection of a container of various dolls from China when they discovered items resembling Barbie and Moxie Girlz dolls.

The fake dolls were removed and held for potential copyright infringement.

Representatives from Mattel toys and MGA Entertainment were contacted. Photographs of both types of dolls were verified as being violations of copyright infringement.

The Border Patrol says the seized dolls are valued at $61,000.