Some of the goods from a bust on Tuesday that has taken the total value of maritime-smuggling seizures to HK$150 million this year. Photo: Handout Some of the goods from a bust on Tuesday that has taken the total value of maritime-smuggling seizures to HK$150 million this year. Photo: Handout
Some of the goods from a bust on Tuesday that has taken the total value of maritime-smuggling seizures to HK$150 million this year. Photo: Handout

Coronavirus restrictions linked to sea-smuggling surge as Hong Kong customs seizes HK$150 million worth of contraband goods this year

  • Confiscations so far this year are up 255 per cent by value from same period in 2019, which sources partly attribute to quarantine and border restrictions
  • Gangs are profiting from the health crisis by smuggling goods from Hong Kong to the mainland to evade taxes

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Some of the goods from a bust on Tuesday that has taken the total value of maritime-smuggling seizures to HK$150 million this year. Photo: Handout Some of the goods from a bust on Tuesday that has taken the total value of maritime-smuggling seizures to HK$150 million this year. Photo: Handout
Some of the goods from a bust on Tuesday that has taken the total value of maritime-smuggling seizures to HK$150 million this year. Photo: Handout
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