A New York man may have netted nearly $73,000 selling counterfeit Apple products before he was arrested by Delaware State Police on Saturday. Alsurymi Abdulrahman 33, was arrested just after 10 a.m. on Del. 1 near the Dover Toll Plaza after he was pulled over for erratically switching into the EZ-Pass lane, State Police said.
When officers walked up to Abdulrahman’ 2006 Toyota Sienna they could smell marijuana, according to State Police. When they asked for Abdulrahman’s driver’s license and registration, his passenger opened the glove box, revealing a large amount of U.S. currency, according to State Police.
Abdulrahman, who had seemed nervous, quickly shut the glove box to prevent the money’s discovery. Police got a warrant and searched the van, where they found large amounts of counterfeit Apple products including 31 lightning USB cables, five sets of earbuds, 110 USB power adapters and 91 iPhone 7 USB lightning cables, State Police said.
Police also found $72,600 in suspected proceeds from selling the counterfeit products, police said. Abdulrahman was charged with a felony for trademark counterfeiting, driving without a license and making an improper lane change. He was arraigned before Justice of the Peace Court 7 and posted $500 secured bond. [Source: Delaware Online]