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  1. Cigarette smuggling ruse foiled

    Posted Jun 08th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui $11m haul is uncovered despite transshipment smokescreen Hong Kong customs officers seized 7.5 million smuggled cigarettes, the largest haul of the year, during an examination of cargo at the Kwai Chung container terminal. Officers suspect the cigarettes were being smuggled as part of a new trend where goods are transshipped between several ports, before ...

  2. Cigarette giant feels the heat over China smuggling claims

    Posted Jul 21st 2006, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... business of smuggling behind BAT's recent trade in China. The smuggling has been documented in a study published this month in the San Francisco-based Public Library of Science Medicine ... to smuggle several times that amount into China. These were cigarettes that BAT made and legally exported and passed through agents into the mainland market, according to the report. 'BAT ...

  3. Police foil marine cigarette smuggling operation

    Posted Aug 07th 2005, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... concerns that it might lead to increased smuggling. It is understood the city's tobacco industry supports an increase in cigarette tax to bolster government revenues and reduce consumption- ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Smugglers cash in big on 'British' tobacco trafficked through Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 08th 2013, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Smugglers cash in big on 'British' tobacco Criminal syndicates are reaping huge profits by smuggling mainland tobacco through Hong Kong into Britain, where it is sold at a 5,000 per cent ... forces with British and mainland agencies in an effort to stop it. "The low delivery cost in Hong Kong is one of the main reasons the illicit tobacco is smuggled from the mainland to Britain ...

  5. Illegal-smokes trade flourishing

    Posted Jun 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and smuggled genuine cigarettes cost HK$25 to HK$27, well below the official Hong Kong price of around HK$50. Meanwhile, the number of illicit cigarettes seized across the city in the first five months ... Kong attributed the rise in seizures to tougher enforcement action before and after the tax increase. 'After a series of operations, illicit cigarette dealers tended to smuggle smaller ...

  6. Tobacco executive suspended over probe

    Posted Feb 28th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Benjamin Wong Shanghai Industrial (Holdings) has confirmed one of its directors has been suspended following an ICAC probe into a multimillion-dollar cigarette smuggling case. Without ... Corruption arrested a senior Nanyang executive after he allegedly took $11.4 million in bribes to facilitate several smuggling syndicates' operations. The investigators said with the man's ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Customs seize HK$24 million worth of counterfeit cigarettes and tobacco

    Posted May 01st 2013, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com Officers seize HK$24m worth of cigarettes and tobacco destined for Australian market Smuggling syndicate smashed Customs officers smashed an international smuggling syndicate, seizing HK$24 million worth of counterfeit cigarettes and tobacco. The 9.3 million cigarettes and 90kg of tobacco were found in a container that arrived in Hong Kong from Port ...

  8. Crackdown on illicit cigarettes

    Posted Jun 11th 2004, 12:00am by Felix Lo

    ... wares around the region. July 1 had been proposed as the launch date for a new regional effort to share anti-cigarette-smuggling intelligence, initially among 16 Asian countries and regions, ... at present based in Beijing. Mr Tong was speaking at a news conference at the start of the two-day inaugural meeting of the World Customs Organisation Contact Points for Anti-Cigarette Smuggling ...

  9. HK helps smash illicit mainland tobacco trade

    Posted Jan 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... was manufactured and smuggled out of China to the European market, this has now been driven down to two provinces.' Hong Kong customs and excise commissioner Clement Cheung Wan-ching said the recent ... colleagues,' Cheung said. 'Their revenue officers have been in communication with our officers and the latest incident when we uncovered the largest single police case involving the smuggling ...

  10. Increases in tobacco tax can help put off young smokers

    Posted Feb 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is on smuggling. It is recognised that, even in spite of smuggling problems, tax increases significantly reduce cigarette consumption. Smuggling seriously harms public health, helps finance criminal groups and reduces government revenue. But cigarettes are smuggled across all borders, often multi-directionally. The solution to this, as with all crimes, is for governments to fight crime and not reduce ...




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