Cigarette-smuggling ring stubbed out as Hong Kong Customs seize contraband tobacco worth HK$12m

From: South China Morning Post

Clifford Lo

Hong Kong Customs believes they have struck a heavy blow against a cross-border tobacco-smuggling syndicate following the seizure of HK$12 million worth of untaxed cigarettes in two operations this month.

Investigations revealed the gang mixed boxes of illicit cigarettes with other products and used goods vehicles to smuggle the contraband from Shenzhen to Hong Kong via various border crossings, according to a senior customs official.

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