Hong Kong Customs yesterday (November 5) seized four pieces of suspected smuggled gold weighing about 4 kilograms in total with an estimated market value of about $2 million at Man Kam To Control Point.
Customs officers intercepted an incoming lorry at Man Kam To Control Point for inspection yesterday evening and found the batch of suspected smuggled gold in the driving compartment of the lorry. The 59-year-old male driver was then arrested.
Investigation is ongoing.
Customs will continue to take stringent enforcement action 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, November 6, 2020