Customs crack tobacco smuggling case


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.