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Man arrested for cigarette haul

Customs officers arrested a truck driver after seizing 96 cartons of illicit cigarettes worth $ 2.7 million and with a duty potential of $ 1.9 million, in Sau Mau Ping today.   The cigarettes were found in a lorry.   Officers arrested the 69-year-old man and seized the truck.   The cigarettes were sorted and […]

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4 arrested for cigarette smuggling

Customs officers have arrested four people and seized nearly four million illicit cigarettes worth $ 9.4 million, and with a duty potential of about $ 6.6 million.   In a week-long operation, they intercepted a van in Sha Tin and found 400,000 illicit cigarettes. They then raided a storage centre in Sham Shui Po and […]

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Illegal cigarette trade booming despite customs busts

The number of smuggled cigarettes seized by customs in Hong Kong shot up by 41 per cent last year from 2012. The Customs and Excise Department said yesterday that more than 38 million illicit cigarettes were seized in the year to November – 11 million more than the total for 2012. Full News here – Hong […]

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7 arrested in illicit cigarette crackdown

The Customs & Excise Department has arrested 7 people aged between 23 and 63, after seizing about four million sticks of illicit cigarettes worth $ 10 million in a special operation in December.   Customs officers stopped two incoming vehicles carrying illicit cigarettes at the boundary control point, and arrested the two male drivers.   Officers […]

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Cigarette smuggling syndicate shut down

Customs officers have arrested six people and seized a vehicle and about 3.3 million cigarettes worth about $ 8.1 million in a week-long crackdown against cigarette smuggling.   The officers also shut down six illicit cigarette storage points.   The cigarettes seized had a duty potential of about $ 5.6 million. Those arrested – three […]

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Cigarette smuggling syndicate shut down

Customs officers have arrested six people and seized a vehicle and about 3.3 million cigarettes worth about $ 8.1 million in a week-long crackdown against cigarette smuggling.The officers also shut down six illicit cigarette storage points.The cigarettes seized had a duty potential of about $ 5.6 million. Those arrested – three men and three women […]

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Cigarette smuggling syndicate shut down

Customs officers have shut down a cigarette smuggling syndicate and seized cigarettes worth $ 2.8 million, with a duty potential of $ 2 million.    Officers arrested 19 men and five women aged 16 to 65, and found a total of about 1.2 million cigarettes at 18 storage points. Eight vehicles used for conveying and […]

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Man arrested in cigarette raid

The Customs & Excise Department has arrested a 53-year-old man after seizing 230,000 illicit cigarettes worth $ 580,000.The cigarettes were kept by a syndicate in a cubicle inside an industrial unit used as a mini store.Customs officers today raided the Fo Tan flat, seized the cigarettes and arrested the man, who was found sorting the […]

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Man arrested in cigarette raid

The Customs & Excise Department has arrested a 53-year-old man after seizing 230,000 illicit cigarettes worth $ 580,000.   The cigarettes were kept by a syndicate in a cubicle inside an industrial unit used as a mini store.   Customs officers today raided the Fo Tan flat, seized the cigarettes and arrested the man, who […]

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2 arrested in illicit cigarette bust

Customs officers yesterday arrested two men, aged 29 and 45, and seized about 1.3 million illicit cigarettes concealed in electric water heaters in a unit in a Kwun Tong industrial building.   The cigarettes had a total market value of about $ 3.3 million with a duty potential of about $ 2.2 million.   Customs’ […]

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4 arrested for cigarette smuggling

Customs officers have arrested four people, seizing 1.13 million illicit cigarettes worth $ 3 million, and with a duty potential of $ 2 million.   Officers found three men transferring cigarettes from a cross-boundary container truck declared to be carrying an empty container to a cargo loading place onto a lorry yesterday.   The illicit […]

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4 arrested for cigarette smuggling

Customs officers have arrested four people, seizing 1.13 million illicit cigarettes worth $ 3 million, and with a duty potential of $ 2 million.Officers found three men transferring cigarettes from a cross-boundary container truck declared to be carrying an empty container to a cargo loading place onto a lorry yesterday.The illicit cigarettes were found in […]

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4 arrested in illicit cigarette haul

Customs officers have arrested four men after seizing 120,000 illicit cigarettes in Yuen Long worth $ 300,000, and with a duty potential of $ 200,000.   Officers raided a storehouse on Tai Shu Ha Road West today and found the cigarettes.   The arrested men are aged 30 to 40. Full News here – news.gov.hk […]

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3 arrested for cigarette haul

Customs officers have shut down an illicit cigarette telephone-ordering syndicate, arresting three people and seizing 1.3 million illicit cigarettes worth $ 3.3 million, and with a duty potential of $ 2.2 million.   They today raided a storehouse in a remote location in San Tin, which the syndicate used to store the cigarettes.   The […]

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Driver arrested for cigarette smuggling

Customs officers at Lok Ma Chau control point have arrested a 48-year-old driver for smuggling 1.1 million duty-not-paid cigarettes worth $ 2.7 million, with a duty potential of about $ 1.8 million.The … Full News here – Hong Kong News latest RSS headlines – Hong Kong News.net

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