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Illicit haul

Illicit haul:  Customs officers seized around 700,000 cigarettes worth $1.9 million, with a duty potential of about $1.3 million.

Customs seizes cigarettes worth $1.9m

May 08, 2014

Customs officers have seized 700,000 illicit cigarettes worth about $1.9 million, and arrested a 52-year-old truck driver.


The haul had a duty potential of about $1.3 million.


Officers at Man Kam To Control Point stopped an incoming cross-boundary container truck on May 6 which had declared to be carrying shoes, toys and plastic products.


They found the cigarettes concealed in 47 fake air dehumidifiers.


Call 2545 6182 to report suspected illicit cigarette activities.

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