LOS ANGELES (AP) — Customs officials say they have seized more than 22,000 cartons of counterfeit cigarettes valued at more than $1 million at a Southern California port.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in a news release Wednesday that import specialists and officers at the Los Angeles/Long Beach port complex intercepted the shipment from China and seized more than 4.4 million cigarettes with false Marlboro trademarks.

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The statement says the retail value of the 22,170 cartons marked Marlboro Light 100s and Marlboro Gold Pack would have totaled $1.1 million.

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Customs officials say the shipment was falsely labeled “hang tags and hang plugs.”

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