Customs authorities display some HK$1.7 million worth of contraband cigarettes found concealed in hi-fi speakers on Tuesday. Photo: HandoutCustoms authorities display some HK$1.7 million worth of contraband cigarettes found concealed in hi-fi speakers on Tuesday. Photo: Handout
Customs authorities display some HK$1.7 million worth of contraband cigarettes found concealed in hi-fi speakers on Tuesday. Photo: Handout

Hong Kong authorities intercept illegal cigarettes hidden in speakers at Shenzhen border crossing

  • One source says the efforts at concealment indicate smugglers are transitioning to more sophisticated methods
  • The bust comes amid a massive surge in tobacco smuggling, with seizures in the first six months of this year representing a 15-year record high

Topic |   Crime
Customs authorities display some HK$1.7 million worth of contraband cigarettes found concealed in hi-fi speakers on Tuesday. Photo: HandoutCustoms authorities display some HK$1.7 million worth of contraband cigarettes found concealed in hi-fi speakers on Tuesday. Photo: Handout
Customs authorities display some HK$1.7 million worth of contraband cigarettes found concealed in hi-fi speakers on Tuesday. Photo: Handout
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