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Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected smuggled gold accessories (with photo)

16 January 2018


Hong Kong Customs yesterday (January 15) seized a total of about 7.9 kilograms of suspected smuggled gold accessories with an estimated market value of $2.6 million at Lok Ma Chau Control Point.

Customs officers conducted an anti-smuggling operation and intercepted two outgoing container trucks at Lok Ma Chau Control Point yesterday. After inspection, the batch of suspected smuggled gold accessories was seized inside the driving compartments of the container trucks.

During the operation, Customs officers arrested two male drivers aged 62 and 64 respectively. 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 (January 15) seized a total of about 7.9 kilograms of suspected smuggled gold accessories with an estimated market value of $2.6 million from two outgoing container trucks at Lok Ma Chau Control Point. (Opens a new window)
Hong Kong Customs yesterday (January 15) seized a total of about 7.9 kilograms of suspected smuggled gold accessories with an estimated market value of $2.6 million from two outgoing container trucks at Lok Ma Chau Control Point.

 

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