Man Arrested for Selling Counterfeit Tobacco Products

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Man Arrested for Selling Counterfeit Tobacco Products
Man arrested in Russia for carrying counterfeit tobacco products; police seize 8,000 packs worth approximately 1 million rubles.

According to a statement from the press office of the Interior Ministry in Lipetsk Oblast, Russia, a man has been arrested for possessing counterfeit tobacco products. The 37-year-old resident of Lipetsk had purchased unmarked tobacco products with the intention of selling them in his own store.


Law enforcement officials apprehended the perpetrator, who had been engaging in illegal activities. During the search of his car and stall, the authorities discovered a total of eight thousand packets of counterfeit cigarettes. According to the news department of the local Ministry of Internal Affairs, the confiscated fake tobacco products are estimated to be worth approximately one million rubles.


The law enforcement agency has initiated a criminal case against the man, based on Section 171.1 of the legal code, wherein he may face a maximum imprisonment of three years.


It is worth noting that the police found over half a kilogram of marijuana in the man's possession, therefore he will also face trial for the illegal trafficking of a significant amount of drugs.


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