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Smugglers Beware

Message from Clear The Air:

Tobacco smuggling is currently punishable under the Dutiable Commodities Ordinance with a fine of $1,000,000 and 2 years’ imprisonment, and under the Import and Export Ordinance with a fine of $2,000,000 and 7 years’ imprisonment. If counterfeit cigarettes are involved, the offender is also liable to a fine of $500,000 and 5 years’ imprisonment under the Trade Descriptions Ordinance. Enhanced sentence and confiscation of crime proceeds, under the Organized and Serious Crimes Ordinance are applicable if the offences are classified by the court as an organized crime.

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