In China, the customs of China's Zhejiang province arrested 27 suspects involved in a smuggling case of e-cigarettes worth more than 400 million yuan (58,4 million dollars).
Customs in China's Zhejiang Province arrested 27 suspects involved in a smuggling of electronic cigarettes worth more than 400 million yuan (58,4 million dollars). According to the customs of Ningbo City, more than 470.000 refills were confiscated during an operation. 30.000 refills and 500 atomizers were also seized, and three international smuggling organizations were dismantled.
A suspect named Li admitted that his accomplice had bought e-cigarettes in Japan and smuggled them into China in the form of international parcels. Li had spent more than 100.000 refills until his arrest.
The investigators also discovered about 300 smugglers of the same type as Li, with a cumulative amount of over 400.000 refills. The law prohibits the sale of electronic cigarettes in China, but smugglers have used online platforms and instant messaging applications and sold them as other products.
source : French.peopledaily.com.cn