NYPD seized about $2.6 million worth of counterfeit goods, including fake Apple watches and Beats music headphones.
Inspector John Denesopolis said the goods were shipped from China and arrived aboard a ship to Newark, New Jersey.
The container with the fake products was picked up and sent to a storage facility, where police arrested Minijan Hu Tuesday.
Police said the authentic products were sent without labels and Hu would put brand names on them. They say he would sell the inferior products online and at flea markets. The watches couldn't be registered with Apple.
Police believe the shipments came twice a year from China beginning in 2014.
Hu and three others were arrested on trademark counterfeiting charges. It wasn't clear if they had attorneys who could comment.