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Posted : 2009-06-22 17:50
Updated : 2009-06-22 17:50

Man Nabbed for Selling Fake X-Ray Glasses

By Park Si-soo
Staff Reporter

A 39-year-old man was arrested for selling fake ``X-ray'' glasses through several Web sites, police said Monday.

The Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency said it arrested the man, identified as Chung, on suspicions of selling fake made-in-China see-through glasses to 13 people and reaping nearly 6 million won ($4,700) in illegal gains. He was taken into custody, it said. He sold the glasses for 550,000 won apiece.

It also said he had 14 previous offenses on his criminal record.

Among the 15 Web sites promoting the glasses, six were under his control, police said.

Recently, spam mail and online ads touting X-ray glasses that see through clothes have drawn public attention. But police and scientists were skeptical of their efficacy.

The glasses are also being sold in China, according to Chinese media.

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