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Customs nails cigarette smuggler


A case of cross-boundary cigarette smuggling at Lok Ma Chau Control Point was detected last night Hong Kong Customs announced today. In an inbound private car, 21 packages containing 102,400 sticks of duty-not-paid cigarettes were found. The total value is about HK$255,000 with a duty potential of about HK$175,000. In the operation, a 37-year-old Hong Kong man was arrested and the private car was seized.
The private car arrived in Hong Kong at around 8pm yesterday and was serched by Customs officers who seized the cigarettes in six carton boxes and 15 plastic bags

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