Chinese supermarket owner charged with receiving $8M in stolen food

Xiu Lin

A Chinese supermarket owner was yesterday charged with receiving $8 million in stolen foodstuff.

It is alleged that Xiu Lin between July 1st, 2017 and April 6th, 2018, at D’Urban Street, received from Ahmad Cox a quantity of foodstuff valued $8,000,000, knowing same to have been feloniously stolen or unlawfully obtained from Toucan Distributors.

Lin, through a translator, denied the allegation after it was read to him in a city court.

His attorney, Nekeisha Persaud, told the court that the man is the owner of a supermarket located on D’Urban Street.

Police prosecutor Arvin Moore told the court that the police, acting on information received, went to the accused’s place of business, where a quantity of foodstuff was seized.

After Moore made no objection, Magistrate Judy Latchman placed the man on $250,000 bail and adjourned the matter until April 30th.

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