Man loses NT$100,000 for attempting to bring in cigarettes into Taiwan

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/07/01
By: Chiu Chun-chin and Lilian Wu

Taipei, July 1 (CNA) A man lost nearly NT$100,000 (US$3,291) after he was caught attempting to bring 54 cartons of cigarettes into Taiwan, Taipei Customs officers said Saturday.

The man, 33, surnamed Chen, returned to Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport from Osaka and was found to have carried 54 cartons of Seven Stars cigarettes in his luggage.

According to customs declaration regulations, each passenger is only allowed one carton of cigarettes (which is usually 10 packs, with 20 cigarettes per pack). Additional cartons will be confiscated and the violator fined NT$500 for each one, meaning that Chen will have to pay a fine of NT$26,500 in addition to his loss of the cigarettes.    [FULL STORY]

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