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  1. Cigarettes smuggled in vest with 40 pockets

    Posted Apr 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo A 72-year-old man was caught with a tailor-made vest with enough pockets to hide 40 smuggled packets of cigarettes. Others hid their contraband in socks and waistbands. ... Revenue and General Investigation Bureau, was talking after the arrest of 34 people and the seizure of HK$290,000 worth of smuggled cigarettes in a two-month operation. The 72-year-old ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/710348/cigarettes-smuggled-vest-40-pockets
  2. Trade in illicit cigarettes soars after 50pc tax increase

    Posted Apr 10th 2009, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Seizures of smuggled illicit cigarettes and sales of such cigarettes rose sharply last month, in the wake of the increased cigarette tax in February's budget, the Customs and Excise Department said yesterday. It reported a 127 per cent rise in cases of smuggling, distribution, sales and storage- from 126 in March last year to 287 last month. There were 639 cases ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/676367/trade-illicit-cigarettes-soars-after-50pc-tax-increase
  3. The dial-a-pack cigarette gangs

    Posted Mar 01st 2009, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... by phone, the sources say. Customs chiefs are braced for a rise in tobacco smuggling following the 50 per cent rise in tobacco duties announced in last week's budget speech. The increase pushed ... visitors, housewives, drug addicts and Vietnamese residents had been recruited to distribute the goods and run the business, this source said. Counterfeits sell for HK$6 to HK$10 a pack; smuggled ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/671595/dial-pack-cigarette-gangs
  4. The dial-a-pack cigarette gangs

    Posted Mar 01st 2009, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... by phone, the sources say. Customs chiefs are braced for a rise in tobacco smuggling following the 50 per cent rise in tobacco duties announced in last week's budget speech. The increase pushed ... visitors, housewives, drug addicts and Vietnamese residents had been recruited to distribute the goods and run the business, this source said. Counterfeits sell for HK$6 to HK$10 a pack; smuggled ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/671652/dial-pack-cigarette-gangs
  5. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/458680/cigarette-smuggling-ruse-foiled
  6. 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- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/511277/police-foil-marine-cigarette-smuggling-operation
  7. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/970587/illegal-smokes-trade-flourishing
  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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/459052/crackdown-illicit-cigarettes
  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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/990832/hk-helps-smash-illicit-mainland-tobacco-trade
  10. 'No sign' illicit sales up since smoke duty rise

    Posted Apr 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Eva Wu There had been no sign of an increase in the sale of smuggled cigarettes since the tobacco duty was raised in this year's budget, Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury Chan Ka-keung told the Legislative Council yesterday. Professor Chan defended the government against criticism from lawmakers that it had failed to fight the sale of smuggled cigarettes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/675555/no-sign-illicit-sales-smoke-duty-rise

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