Federal authorities seize shipment of human hair extensions believed to have been made in Xinjiang prison campsGet the Full StoryUS Customs and Border Protection CBP officers on Wednesday seized a shipment of human hair extensions believed to have been manufactured in Xinjiang, China, using forced labor.
The hair extensions were part of a shipment of nearly 13 tons of hair products with an estimated value of more than 800,000.
Brenda Smith, Executive Assistant Commissioner of the CBP Office of Trade, said in the statement that the manufacturing of these products represents a "very serious human rights violation."
China has been accused of running hundreds of detention centers, labor camps, and prisons in the autonomous western region of Xinjiang. Several major global companies have been accused of benefiting from forced labor emanating from these camps.
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US Customs and Border Protection CBP officers seized a shipment of human hair extensions that were said to have originated from Xinjiang, China, where millions of Uighur Muslims and other ethnic minorities are believed to be held in detention centers.
CBP, who announced the seizure in a statement on Wednesday, said the shipment indicated "potential human rights abuses of forced child labor and imprisonment." The hair extensions were part of a shipment of nearly 13 tons of hair products with an estimated value of more than 800,000. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Inside London during COVID-19 lockdownSee Also:Trump signed a law to punish China for its oppression of the Uighur Muslims. Uighurs say much more needs to be done.Our ongoing list of how countries are reopening, and which ones remain under lockdownDefense Department accuses Huawei, along with 19 other top Chinese companies, of having links to the Chinese military