Illegal cigarette seizures double
Wednesday 04 March 2009
Customs officials seized 200 million illegal cigarettes last year, double the 2007 seizures, news agency ANP said on Wednesday.
Most of the cigarettes were counterfeits of existing brands and some 50% originated in China.
If the cigarettes had been sold, the treasury would have missed out on €300m in taxes, ANP said.
Let's boycot all business from China.