Hong Kong Customs today (July 13) seized 140 unmanifested smartphones at Lok Ma Chau Control Point with a total value of about $520,000.
Customs officers intercepted an outgoing lorry declared as having nothing on board for Customs clearance at Lok Ma Chau Control Point this morning. During inspection, 140 unmanifested smartphones were found inside the driving compartment of the lorry. The 41-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/Wednesday, July 13, 2016