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Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected smuggled smartphones (with photo)

11 March 2017


​​Hong Kong Customs yesterday (March 10) seized 364 suspected smuggled smartphones with an estimated market value of about $1.2 million at Lok Ma Chau Control Point.

Customs officers intercepted an outgoing container truck at Lok Ma Chau Control Point yesterday evening and found the smartphones inside two battery casings of the container truck. The 32-year-old male driver was arrested. Investigation is ongoing.

Smuggling is a serious offence. Under the Import and Export Ordinance, any person found guilty of importing or exporting unmanifested cargo is liable to a maximum fine of $2 million and imprisonment for seven years.

Members of the public may report any suspected smuggling activities to the Customs' 24-hour hotline 2545 6182.

Hong Kong Customs yesterday (March 10) seized 364 suspected smuggled smartphones with an estimated market value of about $1.2 million at Lok Ma Chau Control Point. (Opens a new window)
Hong Kong Customs yesterday (March 10) seized 364 suspected smuggled smartphones with an estimated market value of about $1.2 million at Lok Ma Chau Control Point.

 

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