Wednesday, September 17, 2014   

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   
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