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Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected smuggled glass display panels and smartphones (with photos)

27 January 2018


Hong Kong Customs yesterday (January 26) seized 888 pieces of suspected smuggled glass display panels and 12 suspected smuggled smartphones with an estimated market value of about $340,000 at Lok Ma Chau Control Point.

Customs officers yesterday intercepted two outgoing private vehicles at Lok Ma Chau Control Point for inspection and seized the batch of suspected smuggled glass display panels and smartphones from one of the drivers, inside the driving compartments of the two vehicles and under the spare tyres in the boot of the vehicles.

Two male drivers aged 31 and 36 respectively were 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 (January 26) seized 888 pieces of suspected smuggled glass display panels and 12 suspected smuggled smartphones with an estimated market value of about $340,000 at Lok Ma Chau Control Point. Photo shows the suspected smuggled glass display panels seized under the spare tyres in the boot of the vehicles. (Opens a new window)
Hong Kong Customs yesterday (January 26) seized 888 pieces of suspected smuggled glass display panels and 12 suspected smuggled smartphones with an estimated market value of about $340,000 at Lok Ma Chau Control Point. Photo shows the suspected smuggled glass display panels seized under the spare tyres in the boot of the vehicles.

Hong Kong Customs yesterday (January 26) seized 888 pieces of suspected smuggled glass display panels and 12 suspected smuggled smartphones with an estimated market value of about $340,000 at Lok Ma Chau Control Point. (Opens a new window)
Hong Kong Customs yesterday (January 26) seized 888 pieces of suspected smuggled glass display panels and 12 suspected smuggled smartphones with an estimated market value of about $340,000 at Lok Ma Chau Control Point.

 

Ends/Saturday, January 27, 2018

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