The story appears on

Page A3

August 28, 2011

GET this page in PDF

Free for subscribers

View shopping cart

Related News

Home » Metro » Society

Police bust smuggling ring of 7

SEVEN suspects have been taken into custody for allegedly smuggling cigars and tobacco worth millions of yuan and selling the products online, Shanghai police said yesterday.

Officers said they seized products such as Davidoff and Dunhill cigars worth more than 1.63 million yuan (US$255,000). The products were stored in a warehouse in suburban Qingpu District.

The gang smuggled the products via overseas mail. This year alone, the suspects sold tobacco products for more than 2 million yuan, officers said.

In July, police got a tip as they investigated a local trading company that sold imported cigars and other tobacco products online without a license.

Police said they are still investigating.


Copyright © 1999- Shanghai Daily. All rights reserved.Preferably viewed with Internet Explorer 8 or newer browsers.

沪公网安备 31010602000204号

Email this to your friend