Troopers uncover $75,000 worth of counterfeit perfume, cologne

1,497 counterfeit perfume and cologne bottles seized following traffic stop.
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Nov 26, 2012

Three Michigan men are facing felony charges after Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers seized 1,497 counterfeit perfume and cologne bottles following a traffic stop on the Ohio Turnpike in Lorain County.

Troopers stopped a 2004 Chevrolet 2500 cargo van for a speed violation on the Ohio Turnpike, near milepost 136, at 11:15 a.m. on Nov. 19. Criminal indicators were observed and a Patrol drug-sniffing canine alerted to the vehicle. A probable cause search revealed 1,497 bottles of counterfeit perfume and cologne, worth an estimated $75,000.

The occupants, Ali Sobh, 23; Abraham N. Ajami, 23; and Mohamed A. El-Modailal, 40, all of Dearborn, Mich., were incarcerated in the Lorain County Jail and charged with trademark counterfeiting and criminal simulation, both fourth-degree felonies. If convicted, they could each face up to three years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine.

Comments

thereader

This reminds me of a story last week or so, that someone commented on about a Patrol drug-sniffing canine alerting for a search yet no drugs were found in the vehicle. I see no mention of drugs in this article either. So iare these dogs trained to sniff out counterfeit perfume also? Or does it mean that if the canine wags it's tail, they have the right to do the search, illegal drugs on board or not.

rickross2

I think its a free pass to violate our rights. Nothing more, nothing less.

Kilroy

If the dog wags it's tail that enough, and we all know a dog wags it's tail(a lot), but what about the criminal indicators? That was done by a human. Does perfume give you glassy eyes, slurred speech, or track lines? Just wondering what these criminal indicators were? Did they refuse the search of their vehicle or is it because they are of ethic nationality with boxes in a truck?

Contango

They were caught because of speeding?

Crime bosses need to hire better drivers to move merchandise.

mikeylikesit

i bet there were 1500 bottles & these three probably smell real pretty for bubba in jail..

arnmcrmn

Just another Michigan Muslim cell moving illegal stuff.