On May 11, 2010 detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division with the assistance of US Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Gwinnett County Police Department, conducted four search warrants targeting counterfeit trademark merchandise.
Two of the businesses, YZ USA and Big ATL, were located in Pinetree Plaza off Buford Highway in Doraville. The third location was a warehouse business located in Chamblee and the final location was a storage unit located in Gwinnett County. Items such as sunglasses, handbags, hats, and watches bearing brand names such as Rolex, Coach, Dolce & Gabbana, Versace were seized from the locations. The seized items totaled approximately $4,500,000.00 in retail value. Counterfeit trademark violations are crimes that drive retail prices up to accommodate for losses caused by the counterfeit industry.