Hong Kong Customs yesterday (August 27) seized a batch of suspected smuggled goods including electronic goods, food stuff and disinfection products with an estimated market value of about $1.8 million at Man Kam To Control Point.
Customs officers intercepted an incoming truck at Man Kam To Control Point for inspection yesterday evening and found the batch of suspected smuggled goods inside the cargo compartment. The 46-year-old male driver was arrested and the truck was detained.
Investigation is ongoing.
Customs will continue to take stringent enforcement against cross-boundary smuggling activities through risk assessment and intelligence analysis.
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 Customs' 24-hour hotline 2545 6182 or its dedicated crime-reporting email account (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Ends/Friday, August 28, 2020