Hong Kong customs officials seized about 22 million illicit cigarettes with an estimated market value of HK$59 million on Monday, the latest in a series of massive hauls this year. SCMP: Handout Hong Kong customs officials seized about 22 million illicit cigarettes with an estimated market value of HK$59 million on Monday, the latest in a series of massive hauls this year. SCMP: Handout
Hong Kong customs officials seized about 22 million illicit cigarettes with an estimated market value of HK$59 million on Monday, the latest in a series of massive hauls this year. SCMP: Handout

Hong Kong customs smokes out HK$300 million in illegal cigarettes in first half of 2020, nearly double last year’s total haul

  • Sources say a well-oiled syndicate with as many as 100 members are smuggling, storing and selling the illegal cigarettes
  • Jobless city residents are being lured to deliver the contraband, being paid up to HK$20 for each carton and earning as much as HK$2,000 a day

Topic |   Crime in Hong Kong
Hong Kong customs officials seized about 22 million illicit cigarettes with an estimated market value of HK$59 million on Monday, the latest in a series of massive hauls this year. SCMP: Handout Hong Kong customs officials seized about 22 million illicit cigarettes with an estimated market value of HK$59 million on Monday, the latest in a series of massive hauls this year. SCMP: Handout
Hong Kong customs officials seized about 22 million illicit cigarettes with an estimated market value of HK$59 million on Monday, the latest in a series of massive hauls this year. SCMP: Handout
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