SW China police seize 9,000 cartons of counterfeit cigarettes

KUNMING, April 16 (Xinhua) -- Police in Southwest China's Yunnan Province seized 9,000 cartons of smuggled counterfeit cigarettes worth nearly 1 million yuan ($149,002).


Staff members take out counterfeit cigarettes at in Shijiazhuang, Hebei province, and prepare them for burning on March 30, 2012. (File Photo: China Daily)

On April 9, police officers in the city of Lincang were informed by the local tobacco monopoly bureau that a batch of problematic cigarettes would go through Zhenkang county.

On April 10, the police officers captured a truck carrying the smuggled cigarettes.

A total of six suspects were caught.

The case is under further investigation.