Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected illicit cigarettes and illicit heat-not-burn products


14th January 2021 – (Hong Kong)    Hong Kong Customs yesterday seized about 520,000 suspected illicit cigarettes and 3,400 suspected illicit heat-not-burn (HNB) products with an estimated market value of about HK$1.4 million and a duty potential of about HK$1 million in Yuen Long.

 During an anti-illicit cigarette operation conducted in Yuen Long yesterday evening, Customs officers seized the batch of suspected illicit cigarettes and illicit HNB products from a metal hut. A 27-year-old man suspected to be in connection with the case was arrested.

 Customs believes that a suspected illicit cigarette storehouse was raided during the operation. Investigation is ongoing.