In a first for the year, Hong Kong law enforcement officials seized a cache of 30-year-old scotch and Japanese sake in a waterfront raid on Monday, as smugglers continue to cash in on cross-border shoppers’ thirst for luxury goods amid pandemic-related border closures.According to the Customs and Excise Department, the total value of items seized in 45 cross-border maritime smuggling cases this year – some HK$280 million (US$36.1 million) so far – is already 73 per cent higher than the value of…


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