Hanzhong city uncovered a case of counterfeit tobacco valued 210 million yuan
After the in-depth investigation by police and tobacco authorities in the city of Hanzhong, Shaanxi Province, a large gang selling counterfeit tobacco across the provinces of Guangdong, Fujian, Sichuan and Shaanxi was tracked down. Over 300 persons were involved in the case, and involved products were valued at over 210 million yuan.
On September 21, with the coordination of Guangzhou Police, over 60 police officers were sent off to make spot check at the sales stores of tobacco. A large quantity of counterfeit and shoddy tobacco and POS device and computers were discovered.
On September 27, three main suspects were caught and brought back to Hanzhong. 191,000 rolls of shoddy tobacco were seized and confiscated. The counterfeit source is still under investigation.