Chinese couple nabbed in Cebu for selling fake cigarettes

Edgar Escalante, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Dec 14 2016 11:57 AM

CEBU CITY - A Chinese couple was nabbed by the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) in Central Visayas for selling fake cigarettes Tuesday.

Twelve boxes of fake cigarettes worth P134,000 were confiscated from suspects Zunxu Zhou and Hong Yue Hui in an entrapment operation in Barangay Carreta.

The suspects, through an interpreter, said they purchased the fake cigarettes here in Cebu but refused to name the source.

The suspects were arrested after authorities received a complaint from a representative of a tobacco company.

The couple is facing charges for violation of intellectual property rights.