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The guests thought they were headed to an early afternoon wedding on a yacht docked near Atlantic City. Sunday, off the Jersey coast. Operation Royal Charm (search) was named for the yacht.

The affair was seven months in the making, and the bride and groom were actually undercover FBI agents who worked with the accused smugglers for several years, said Christopher J. attorney in New Jersey.

"Invitations were sent out, a date was given and RSVPs were received from different points around the world," Christie said at a Justice Department cheap rolex watches news conference.

"One guest even brought a pair of gold Presidential Rolex watches," fake rolex watches New Jersey FBI Special Agent in Charge Leslie G. Wiser Jr. told reporters in Newark.

They were assured transportation would be provided to the yacht. They were taken into custody instead. Agents posing as smugglers arranged to import the fake cash, cigarettes stamped with the Marlboro and Newport brands and drugs in cargo containers that arrived in ports in Long Beach, Los Angeles and Newark.

The California operation, in which the bulk of the cigarettes were seized, was dubbed Operation Smoking Dragon (search).

The containers carried phony manifests identifying the goods inside as toys, rattan furniture and other items, Richter said.

Two defendants in New Jersey also were charged with conspiracy to ship $1 million in rocket launchers, automatic rifles and silenced pistols and submachine guns, officials said. The weapons were never delivered, they said.

The investigation began in the FBI's Atlantic City office and included the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Other agencies involved are the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Secret Service and New Jersey state police.



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