Hong Kong has growing pile of illegal cigarettes to destroy following customs seizures worth millions

Feb 19, 2022 | INVESTING

Armed customs officers in Hong Kong have carried out secret missions to escort and bury illegal cigarettes in landfills, destroying HK$700 million (US$89.73 million) worth of contraband last year, the Post has learned.To make sure nobody tried to unearth the black-market cigarettes, a roller truck was used to grind down the tobacco products, which were then mixed with sand and garbage before being buried at landfills in the New Territories.A total of 36 such operations were carried out last…

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