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'Key' player in ring that smuggled boots, handbags gets 38-months from New Jersey judge

A Chinese national called a key player in a large-scale international smuggling ring has been sentenced to prison.

A federal judge sentenced Ning Guo to 38 months in prison Friday in Newark.

Guo was one of 29 people arrested two years ago in what authorities said was a ring that smuggled counterfeit UGG boots, fake designer handbags, cigarettes and other items worth more than $300 million to the U.S.

The 40-year-old pleaded guilty last August to two counts of conspiracy.

Authorities say the group brought the goods in through the Port Newark-Elizabeth Marine Terminal in Elizabeth using a corporation that was a front set up by law enforcement acting on a tip received by customs officials.

Sixteen of those arrested have pleaded guilty.

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