China town New York, it is one of
the busiest hubs of counterfeit goods in the world where an underground
network of Chinese bootleggers operates in the shadows costing the
U.S an estimated $300 million each year. How does this network of smugglers
manage to evade law enforcement? The Special Investigative Undercover Response
Team was about to find out. If I was going to infiltrate the
counterfeiters I had to become one of them. With the help of the special
investigative undercover response team I disguised myself
as an average Chinese person. Oh most excellent and rigged my
glasses with a hidden camera to catch all the action.
My name is Hong. Me new in town, please direct me
to black market smugglers. This is part of bag shimmer
like a most precious jade. You would honor me by telling me
where you got this. It is a counterfeit. I don’t know, go away. It was clear
I have to look elsewhere for answers. The elder, please direct me
to counterfeit good store. Huh? It is the heart of in the
Forbidden City. I was being stonewalled, but why?
I spoke with sociologist David Kim about my difficulty infiltrating
the Chinese counterfeit underbelly. Of course no one is going to talk to you. What you are doing
is extremely offensive. I see and what- The sociologist
helped me see the dressing like just another average Chinese citizen wasn’t going
to get me anywhere. In order to get answers I knew
I had to take a new tactic, appealing to man’s most carnal desires. Hey boy, you like what you see,
you like? Not again, get away. Who me?
You don’t know me. My name Cherry Pie.
No you are not. You w sucky, sucky.
I am calling the police. I was arrested for prostitution. For the Onion News Network,
I am Gavin Fisher.