A massive haul of contraband cigarettes seized by Hong Kong customs officers. Photo: Jonathan Wong
A massive haul of contraband cigarettes seized by Hong Kong customs officers. Photo: Jonathan Wong

Hong Kong customs stubs out 20-year record HK$2 billion trade in contraband cigarettes this year

  • More than 750 million cigarettes seized as smugglers try to take advantage of easing of coronavirus restrictions and resumption of trade
  • HK$100 million cigarette bust made last week as smugglers tried to bring in tobacco for export to Europe and to satisfy city holiday demand

A massive haul of contraband cigarettes seized by Hong Kong customs officers. Photo: Jonathan Wong
A massive haul of contraband cigarettes seized by Hong Kong customs officers. Photo: Jonathan Wong
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