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10 get jail for dealing in fake cigs

A DISTRICT court sentenced 10 defendants convicted of selling fake cigarettes to a maximum of four years yesterday.

Judges of Jing'an District People's Court said they are cracking down harder on cigarette counterfeiting to improve of the city's tobacco market before the Expo.

Famous cigarette brands like Chunghwa, 555 and Marlboro were involved in the cases. The largest value of goods in a single one of the criminal cases was 1.08 million yuan (US$158,126).

In the most serious case, Zheng Zhikang, a local native, instructed two unemployed men, Kang Long and Wang Qi, to transport more than 100 boxes of bogus cigarettes to a warehouse in the Pudong New Area on September 8 and ordered them to transfer the cigarettes to another place two days later.

Police caught Kang and Wang when they were loading the cigarettes in the warehouse, where they found 173,000 packs of fake cigarettes valued at 1.08 million yuan. Zheng was arrested later.

The trio were sentenced to three to four years for attempting to sell counterfeits.

In another case, a self-employed freight truck driver was seized when helping counterfeit sellers to transport fake cigarettes, knowing it was illegal.

For 50,000 yuan, Yang Lieming transported 48,000 packs of fake cigarettes from a local inn to a warehouse in Minhang District.


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