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39 arrested in cigarette raids

February 05, 2016

Customs officers have arrested 39 people and seized two million illicit cigarettes worth $5.3 million, and with a duty potential of $3.8 million, in a two-week citywide operation that concluded yesterday.


The Customs & Excise Department said the operation has disrupted the supply chains for illicit cigarettes in Hong Kong for the Lunar New Year holiday.


Thirty-two men and seven women, aged between 23 and 81, were arrested.


Call the Customs hotline 2545 6182 to report suspected illicit cigarette activities.