Hong Kong Customs seizes about 570,000 suspected illicit heat-not-burn products with value of about HK$1.6 million

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26th March 2020 – (Hong Kong) Hong Kong Customs seized about 570,000 suspected illicit heat-not-burn (HNB) products today with an estimated market value of about HK$1.6 million and a duty potential of about HK$1.1 million at the Kwai Chung Customhouse Cargo Examination Compound.

Through risk assessment, Customs officers inspected a 20-foot container declared as containing foods and daily goods arriving in Hong Kong from Kobe, Japan. After inspection, Customs officers found the batch of suspected illicit HNB products inside 79 cartons mix-loaded with other goods inside the container.

Investigation is ongoing.

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