From: South China Morning Post
Chinese cigarette smugglers caught trying to claim reward for their own crime
Money doesn’t come easy, but jail time does for incompetent criminals
A criminal gang in southwest China thought they had hatched a cunning plan when they called police to report themselves smuggling fake cigarettes in the hope of claiming a 1 million yuan (US$148,000) reward for the tip-off, a news website reports.
The five-member gang in Zunyi, a city the southwest province of Guizhou seized on what they thought was a way to make easy money after hearing that authorities were offering rich rewards for tip-offs about counterfeit cigarettes, according to Xwh.cn.