Chinese police seize 2,300 cases of fake cigarettes

Police in North China's Shanxi province have caught 64 suspects for making and selling counterfeit cigarettes. Over 2,300 cases of counterfeit cigarettes were seized, which could worth nearly 30 million yuan (around $4.2 million).

In November 2018, the police of the city of Linfen received a tip-off that some people were producing counterfeit cigarettes in Fushan county. The police launched a secret investigation immediately.

With the help of local tobacco authorities, the police launched a raid and captured 38 suspects at the site. The police also destroyed a production base, a packing base and two storage bases during the raid.

Another 26 suspects have been caught or persuaded to surrender by the police so far. The case has been transferred to the procuratorate.

(Source: Xinhua)