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Hong Kong customs officers seize HK$2.6 million worth of contraband hookah tobacco in shipment from Jordan

Hong Kong customs officers seize HK$2.6 million worth of contraband hookah tobacco in shipment from Jordan

Hong kong : About 6.6 tonnes of suspected untaxed hookah tobacco was found hidden in a shipping container arriving from Jordan, Hong Kong Customs said on Wednesday.

The haul had an estimated street value of HK$2.6 million (US$331,663) and a duty potential of about HK$15 million, according to the Customs and Excise Department.

“Through risk assessment, customs officers inspected a container arriving in Hong Kong from Jordan,” the department said in a press statement.