Hong Kong customs officers seize HK$712 million of illegal cigarettes in first eight months of the year

Customs officers confiscated more than HK$712 million worth of black-market cigarettes in the first eight months of 2021, making it the largest seizure of its kind in a single year over the past two decades.The latest figures from the Customs and Excise Department showed that nearly 260 million illicit cigarettes had been seized in Hong Kong between January and August this year.If legally imported, the contraband would have generated HK$493 million in tax.The volume of this year’s seizure was…

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