Hong Kong Customs yesterday (May 13) detected a suspected case of smuggling at Man Kam To Control Point and seized 100 smartphones with a total value of $300,000.
Customs officers intercepted an unladen outgoing lorry for Customs clearance at Man Kam To Control Point yesterday morning. Upon inspection, officers found the smartphones under the driver's seat of the lorry. The 43-year-old male driver was arrested and released on bail.
Under the Import and Export Ordinance, the maximum penalty for attempting to export unmanifested cargo is a 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.
Ends/Saturday, May 14, 2016