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Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected smuggled watches (with photo)

8 February 2018


Hong Kong Customs mounted an anti-smuggling operation yesterday (February 7) and seized 48 suspected smuggled watches with an estimated market value of about $2 million.

Customs officers intercepted an outgoing private car at Sha Tau Kok Control Point yesterday evening and seized 26 watches on board of the vehicle and on the body of the driver. The 46-year-old male driver was arrested and the private car was detained.

Upon follow-up investigation, Customs officers further seized 22 watches and large amount of watch boxes at a residential unit in Kwun Tong. A 43-year-old woman in the unit 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 mounted an anti-smuggling operation yesterday (February 7) and seized 48 suspected smuggled watches with an estimated market value of about $2 million. (Opens a new window)
Hong Kong Customs mounted an anti-smuggling operation yesterday (February 7) and seized 48 suspected smuggled watches with an estimated market value of about $2 million.

 

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