Mexican authorities seize 80 million counterfeit cigarettes from China/India at port of Mazatlan

Posted on July 31, 2012 • Filed under: Crime, Latin America Health, Mexico

The Secretary of Health, Solomon Chertorivsky announced that 80 million were seized from illegal cigarettes at the port of Mazatlan, which represents the largest seizure, not only in Mexico but in the world, ie , 4 million packs of about 40 pesos each. At a press conference, where he introduced the release of generic drugs, said that these cigarettes Chertorivisky add to the million and a half recently seized in Tepito, which, according to the Federal Commission for Protection against Health Risks (Cofepris) in two years amounts to 150 million units of cigarettes.The owner of Cofepris, Mikel Arriola, said that this was possible thanks to the coordination between the agency, the Tax Administration (SAT) and Customs. He said that the snuff was from China and India and was detected before coming to Mazatlan, as was previously the legal process for insurance. Read Article

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