Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected smuggled bird nest (with photos)

15 Jan 2019

Hong Kong Customs yesterday (January 14) seized about 49 kilograms of suspected smuggled bird nest at Shenzhen Bay Control Point with an estimated market value of about $1.85 million.

Customs officers intercepted an outgoing coach at Shenzhen Bay Control Point for inspection yesterday and seized the batch of bird nest inside the air duct in the cabin.

The 52-year-old male driver 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 Customs' 24-hour hotline 2545 6182 or its dedicated crime-reporting email account (crimereport@customs.gov.hk).

Ends/Tuesday, January 15, 2019

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