As part of the Government’s ongoing initiative to tackle the detrimental impact of smoking on health and illicit tobacco activity in the area around Gibraltar, the Chief Minister in close consultation with the Collector of Customs has raised the import duty of cigarettes as follows:
Import duty per carton of 200 cigarettes has been increased by 50p from £14.50 to £15.00 per carton. This increase came into effect at midnight Wednesday night.
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HM Customs Seize 900 Cartons of Cigarettes
As a result of an operation to curtail illicit activity during silent hours in the area of Emmerson’s Place, HM Customs Enforcement and Marine Sections have seized 900 cartons of cigarettes, two vehicles and one transceiver.
The incident took place yesterday (Monday) morning at around 0230hrs when two locally registered Mitsubishi Space wagons were seen entering the area at speed. Three Customs patrol vehicles and one Customs vessel immediately responded to the incident. Upon arrival, the officers were met by a large group of individuals who quickly left the area. Both vehicles were located close to the shoreline where a number of small RHIBs were seen leaving at speed.
In total, the officers seized 900 cartons of cigarettes of various brands which were found inside the vehicles and scattered amongst the rocks. The officers also seized one radio transceiver.