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Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected honduras rosewood (with photo)

17 January 2018


Hong Kong Customs yesterday (January 16) seized about 29 232 kilograms of suspected honduras rosewood from a container at the Kwai Chung Customhouse Cargo Examination Compound. The estimated market value of the seizure was about $2.9 million.

Through risk assessment, Customs officers inspected a container arriving in Hong Kong from Guatemala. Upon inspection, Customs officers found the suspected honduras rosewood in the container.

Upon follow-up investigation, Customs officers today (January 17) arrested a 35-year-old woman suspected to be related to the case.

Investigation is ongoing.

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.

Under the Protection of Endangered Species of Animals and Plants Ordinance, any person found guilty of importing or exporting an endangered species without a licence is liable to a maximum fine of $5 million and imprisonment for two years.

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

Hong Kong Customs yesterday (January 16) seized about 29 232 kilograms of suspected honduras rosewood from a container at the Kwai Chung Customhouse Cargo Examination Compound. The estimated market value of the seizure was about $2.9 million. (Opens a new window)
Hong Kong Customs yesterday (January 16) seized about 29 232 kilograms of suspected honduras rosewood from a container at the Kwai Chung Customhouse Cargo Examination Compound. The estimated market value of the seizure was about $2.9 million.

 

Ends/Wednesday, January 17, 2018

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