Delaware: Traffic stop yields illegal transportation of alcohol
Source: Delaware Online
Esteban Parra, The News Journal
January 22, 2016
A 54-year-old New York man was charged with illegally transporting alcohol without a license after police found 124 cases of alcohol in the van he was driving, state officials said Friday.
Darrow Wu, of Bayside, New York, was driving a 2014 Ford E-350 XLT Super Duty passenger van when he was stopped Tuesday by a state trooper for a traffic violation on Naamans Road near I-95 in Claymont, said Lt. James A. Diana, a spokesman for the state Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement.
When the trooper looked inside the van, the officer discovered a large amount of alcoholic beverages in the vehicle. The passenger compartment was filled with 124 cases of various brands of liquor valued at approximately $19,500, Diana said.
More than 120 cases of various brands of liquor valued at approximately $19,500 were seized from the 2014 Ford E-350 XLT Super Duty passenger van he was in.
Wu had legally purchased the alcohol at a Delaware retail liquor store before being stopped, Diana said.
Wu was taken into custody and turned over to Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement agents, who charged him with illegal transportation of alcoholic beverages without a license.
He was released after posting $2,000 bail.
The van and $477 from Wu were seized, Diana said.