Sunday, July 5, 2015   

Police 'ignore' illegal cigarette sales
(02-05 16:22)

A tobacco company-funded group has accused the police of turning a blind eye to the sale of smuggled cigarettes in Hong Kong.
The organization -- Hong Kong United Against Illicit Tobacco -- says it's commissioned a survey which found that a third of cigarettes consumed locally are illegal.
It says the problem should be tackled before the government again raises its tobacco tax, as higher prices would only drive smokers to buy illegal cigarettes.
The group's convenor, and former policeman, Robin Jolly, said frontline officers have little incentive to crack down on illegal vendors. --RTHK   
Other Hong Kong breaking news:
(MERS virus) Three mores cases test negative (07-03 22:40)
13 illegal workers arrested (07-03 22:37)
Hottest June since 1884 (07-03 22:22)
Macau gambling slowdown will weigh on growth, says Moody’s (07-03 20:39)
A sensory discovery (07-03 19:51)
Summer scoops (07-03 19:39)
(MERS virus) Health chief casts wary eye at Korea infections (07-03 14:49)
Ex-CEO of Gloucester Hotel jailed for graft (07-02 20:27)
Justice secretary heads for Beijing (07-02 20:21)
Detained man dies (07-02 20:17)

More breaking news >>

© 2015 The Standard, The Standard Newspapers Publishing Ltd.
Contact Us | About Us | Newsfeeds | Subscriptions | Print Ad. | Online Ad. | Street Pts

 


Home | Top News | Local | Business | China | ViewPoint | CityTalk | World | Sports | People | Central Station | Spree | Features

The Standard

Trademark and Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015, The Standard Newspaper Publishing Ltd., and its related entities. All rights reserved.  Use in whole or part of this site's content is prohibited.   Use of this Web site assumes acceptance of the
Terms of Use, Privacy Policy Statement and Copyright Policy.  Please also read our Ethics Statement.