Cus­toms’ 1.3m cig­a­rette haul

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - NATION | DIGEST -

Cus­toms seized 1.3 mil­lion smug­gled cig­a­rettes with a mar­ket value of HK$3.3 mil­lion from an in­dus­trial build­ing in Kwun Tong on Mon­day. The ma­jor­ity of the il­licit cig­a­rettes were con­cealed in old elec­tric wa­ter heaters, while the rest had al­ready been repack­aged. The pro­vi­sional tax­able value is HK$2.2 mil­lion. Two men, aged 29 and 45, be­lieved to be part of a syn­di­cate, were ar­rested. Un­der the Im­port and Ex­port Or­di­nance, smug­gling is a se­ri­ous of­fence

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