Illicit cigarettes seized by customs officers on September 19. Photo: Handout
Illicit cigarettes seized by customs officers on September 19. Photo: Handout

Hong Kong customs confiscates HK$1.23 billion worth of illegal cigarettes this year, largest haul in 2 decades

  • If legally imported, this year’s contraband would have generated HK$839 million in tax, according to law enforcement source
  • Two factors leading to record haul were the resumption of seaborne logistics and possible rise in price in Europe, says source

Illicit cigarettes seized by customs officers on September 19. Photo: Handout
Illicit cigarettes seized by customs officers on September 19. Photo: Handout
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