The sale of counterfeit goods is now a major target for investigators at the Attorney General's office. Attorney General Jim Hood says it is big business in Mississippi.
This follows the arrest of Ali Said Khdeir in Kosciusko. He's charged with supplying counterfeit Viagra, Cialis, and NFL hats to a convenience store. Investigators also confiscated cash.
Right now, General Hood says they are trying to determine where that money was being funneled. "We're not saying that this individual, or this particular case, is one of those that is financing terrorist activities, but that's what's happening. That's where money from counterfeit items is going, to terrorist activities because we know, even in little Mississippi, we've actually tracked money that went back to the Middle East that went to terrorism.
General Hood says anyone who's suspicious about merchandise being counterfeit should report it to the Attorney General's Office. The phone number is