Hong Kong Customs yesterday (August 8) detected a suspected case of smuggling at Man Kam To Control Point and seized 68 vehicle parts with a value of about $40,000. Under follow-up investigation, a batch of vehicle parts were further seized inside a mobile storage in Sheung Shui with a value of about $180,000.
Customs officers intercepted an outgoing light goods vehicle for Customs clearance at Man Kam To Control Point yesterday. During inspection, officers found the vehicle parts concealed inside engine compartment and cargo compartment of the vehicle. Later, Customs Officers further seized a batch of vehicle parts inside a light goods vehicle at a car park in Sheung Shui. The 51-year-old male driver was arrested. He was charged with attempting to export unmanifested cargo and will appear at Fanling Magistrates' Courts on August 19.
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/Tuesday, August 9 2016