Hong Kong customs officers seize 20 million cigarettes in biggest operation since 2007

From: South China Morning Post

Officers believe the HK$54 million haul of Greek cigarettes was destined to be returned to Europe as the brand is not popular in this part of the world

Clifford Lo

Hong Kong customs officers believe they have dealt a heavy blow to an international smuggling syndicate following the seizure of HK$54 million worth of contraband cigarettes which arrived from Vietnam.


The two containers, whose goods were declared as plastic boxes, arrived from Haiphong in Vietnam on Friday last week before being selected for inspection at the customs cargo examination compound in Tsing Yi on Wednesday.

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