Hong Kong Customs seized about 6.6 tonnes of suspected untaxed hookah tobacco with an estimated market value of HK$2.6 million and a duty potential of about $15 million at the Kwai Chung Customhouse Cargo Examination Compound on Wednesday. Photo: Handout

Hong Kong customs officers seize HK$2.6 million worth of contraband hookah tobacco in shipment from Jordan

  • The untaxed product was in a container declared to contain molasses coming from the Middle Eastern country
  • Police are unsure if the tobacco was intended for local consumption or re-export
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Hong Kong Customs seized about 6.6 tonnes of suspected untaxed hookah tobacco with an estimated market value of HK$2.6 million and a duty potential of about $15 million at the Kwai Chung Customhouse Cargo Examination Compound on Wednesday. Photo: Handout
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