A customs officer at the department's headquarters guards about HK$10 million worth of illegal cigarettes seized during a raid last month. Photo: David Wong A customs officer at the department's headquarters guards about HK$10 million worth of illegal cigarettes seized during a raid last month. Photo: David Wong
A customs officer at the department's headquarters guards about HK$10 million worth of illegal cigarettes seized during a raid last month. Photo: David Wong

Illegal cigarette trade booming despite customs busts

Number of cartons seized by customs way up on last year, but group says black market has grown

A customs officer at the department's headquarters guards about HK$10 million worth of illegal cigarettes seized during a raid last month. Photo: David Wong A customs officer at the department's headquarters guards about HK$10 million worth of illegal cigarettes seized during a raid last month. Photo: David Wong
A customs officer at the department's headquarters guards about HK$10 million worth of illegal cigarettes seized during a raid last month. Photo: David Wong
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