Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected illicit cigarettes worth about HK$27.5 million in Kwai Chung


29th June 2022 – (Hong Kong) Hong Kong Customs yesterday seized about 10 million suspected illicit cigarettes with an estimated market value of about $27.5 million and a duty potential of about HK$19 million at the Kwai Chung Customhouse Cargo Examination Compound.

Through risk assessment, Customs officers selected for inspection a seaborne transshipment container arriving from Thailand en route to Sint Maarten via Hong Kong. Upon inspection, Customs officers found the batch of suspected illicit cigarettes inside the container.

 An investigation is ongoing.