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Chinese man charged with smuggling fake cigarettes

Chinese man charged with smuggling fake cigarettes

A Chinese man faces charges that he illegally smuggled more than $1 million worth of counterfeit Marlboro cigarettes into the United States.
Rhode Island U.S. Attorney Peter Neronha announced the indictment against 32-year-old Lin Xiao Wei on Friday.
Prosecutors say he was arrested in Miami on June 4 after federal agents arranged to buy a cargo container containing 17 pallets of counterfeit Marlboro cigarettes.
Authorities say the shipping documentation claimed the container contained leather products.
The arraignment is Monday.
A message was left for his lawyer.


Updated : 2021-02-26 01:16 GMT+08:00