There is also statement Journalist on the situation, who praises Customs and Border Protection officials for protecting the American public from various dangers on a daily basis.
The statement says: The interception of these fake earbuds is a direct reflection of vigilance and commitment to mission success by our Customs and Border Protection officers.
It can be difficult to distinguish between the AirPods and the many similar earbuds, but looking at the retail box can be useful in such cases.
According to the photos of the private agency, the confiscated products appear to be OnePlus Buds, and are in a retail box that clearly indicates this, but the US Customs and Border Protection tweeted that these are not Apple products.
It is not clear if all of the 2,000 confiscated units are OnePlus Buds, although photos of the US Customs and Border Protection show this.
These units came from Hong Kong, and were confiscated at JFK Airport on August 31, as the units were heading to Nevada, according to the press release.
In the event that all units are OnePlus Buds, the US Customs and Border Protection accounts are wrong, as the price of 2,000 OnePlus Buds will be worth $ 158,000.
The Chinese company OnePlus was not mentioned anywhere in the press release, and it is not known whether the officers knew what they were looking for.
However, the retail boxes in these photos refer to OnePlus Buds, and these are not fake AirPods.
OnePlus Buds was announced in June, and they are wireless headphones worth $ 79 that were launched with the OnePlus Nord phone.
OnePlus, like other Chinese phone manufacturers, faced accusations in the past of launching clones of iPhone, but its newer and pioneering devices, such as the OnePlus 8 Pro, protected it from such accusations.
Hey, give those back! 🙃
– OnePlus USA (@OnePlus_USA) September 14, 2020