Yongzhou cracked a large case of online cigarette counterfeiting, worth 1 million yuan
Recently, the authorities of tobacco monopoly and public security of Dong’an County in Yongzhou City, Hunan Province jointly investigated the case of online cigarette counterfeiting of November 21, 2017 and have made significant progress. The three main suspects have been arrested and 908 bars of various fake cigarette were seized on the spot, valuing 156,000 yuan. The case involved was found to reach 1 million yuan.
This gang has used WeChat and QQ to lure the retail customers and consumers to buy their fake cigarette online and deliver goods nationwide by couriers. Now three suspects have been arrested by the police. The case is under further investigation.
(Source: the Office of Hunan Leading Group on Fight against IPR Infringement and Counterfeiting)