Hong Kong Customs detects suspected case of smuggling electronic products at Shenzhen Bay Control Point (with photos)

28 Jul 2016

Hong Kong Customs yesterday (July 27) detected a suspected case of smuggling at Shenzhen Bay Control Point and seized 1 476 computer central processing units, 190 used tablet computers, 184 pieces of computer random access memory and 149 computer hard disks with a total value of about $3.5 million.

Customs officers intercepted an outgoing seven-seater vehicle for Customs clearance at Shenzhen Bay Control Point yesterday. During inspection, officers found the electronic products concealed under the floor of the middle row passenger seats of the vehicle. The 35-year-old male driver and the 30-year-old female passenger were arrested. They were charged with attempting to export unmanifested cargo and will appear at Tuen Mun Magistrates' Courts tomorrow (July 29).

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/Thursday, July 28, 2016

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