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Two businessmen arrested and charged for uncustomed goods

Published:Thursday | December 15, 2016 | 12:55 PM

The police say two Chinese business operators were arrested and charged in separate incidents in connection with operations where uncustomed goods were seized.

The police say on Monday search warrants were executed in the Newport West area of Kingston where a police team seized several items to include mosquito coils, tasers and roach baits.

They say further investigations led them to Clarendon where 100 cartons of assorted cigarettes were seized.

Forty-five-year-old businessman of Manchester Avenue, May Pen, Yi Young Liv, was subsequently arrest and charged for breaches of the Consumer Protection Act and the Customs Act.

He’s scheduled to appear before the Clarendon Parish Court on Thursday, January 12 next year.

The police say the next day a team executed search warrants at two wholesales in Montego Bay, St James where they seized several item including clothing apparel.

Thirty-two-year-old Shif Tu Huang of Mango Walk Drive, Montego Bay, St James was charged for breaches of the Trademark Act and Consumer Protection Act in connection with the seizure.

He is scheduled to appear before the St James Parish court on Wednesday, January 11, next year.