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Cops seize 1,600 cig cartons

Nearly 1,600 cigarette packages were seized from a company on Tuesday in Tbong Khmum province for not having graphic images and warning messages as required by the Tobacco Control Law. Photo supplied
Nearly 1,600 cigarette packages were seized from a company on Tuesday in Tbong Khmum province for not having graphic images and warning messages as required by the Tobacco Control Law. Photo supplied

Cops seize 1,600 cig cartons

Nearly 1,600 cartons of cigarettes, some bearing the famous face of the cartoon character Bugs Bunny, were seized by authorities in Tbong Khmum province because they lacked the graphic images and health warnings required under the Tobacco Control Law, an official said on Thursday.

Yu Sos, head of the Anti-Intellectual Property Rights Crime office under the Ministry of Interior, said the confiscation took place on Tuesday during an inspection at CTK company after he received reports the company was not abiding by the law.

Sos said during the inspection authorities discovered four brands of cigarettes failed to include the graphic messaging. A total of 1,591 packages were confiscated by authorities.

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