Customs crack tobacco smuggling case

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More than 25,000 suspected illegal cigarettes and tobacco products which had been brought into the MSAR without Customs duties paid were seized by Macao Customs Service yesterday, according to a press release published by the Macao Customs Service and Customs of the People’s Republic of China. The illicit tobacco products were worth more than MOP60,000 (US$7,511) on the black market, involving a payable tax of some MOP37,000. Between January 4 and 6, Macao Customs Service, together with the city’s Health Bureau, inspected 18 premises selling cigarettes in the city.