U.S. Customs and Border Protection have confirmed another multimillion-dollar seizure of counterfeit goods this year. The government agency announced late last week that its latest bust included the seizure of 198 counterfeit Hermès Birkin handbags on October 6th at the Port of Savannah, Georgia. According to a statement from Customs, had the goods been genuine Hermès Birkin bags, the merchandise would have had an estimated retail price of nearly $2 million. The shipment arrived to the Port of Savannah from China, destined for an address in Atlanta. The fake Birkins, which were documented as "as polyurethane handbags", and other counterfeit goods that were seized, will be destroyed. On the heels of the bust, Lisa Beth Brown, Area Port Director in Savannah, said: “Counterfeit goods pose a potentially serious safety threat to consumers and economic loss to U.S. businesses. Enforcing Intellectual Property Rights remains a top trade priority for U.S. Customs and Border Protection.” This bust joins a July seizure of 377 cartons of counterfeit sunglasses with an estimated value of $1.6 million and an April seizure of more than $1 million in counterfeit soccer apparel; both shipments were intercepted at the Port of Savannah, en route from China.