Hong Kong Customs detected a suspected smuggling case at the Shenzhen Bay Control Point yesterday (August 30). About 200 000 pieces of integrated circuits valued at about $2.3 million were seized.
Customs officers conducted Customs clearance on an outgoing seven-seater private car at the Shenzhen Bay Control Point yesterday afternoon and found a batch of unmanifested integrated circuits on the rear seat of the car. The 52-year-old male driver and the 46-year-old female passenger were arrested. They were put on bail pending further investigation.
Smuggling is a serious offence. Under the Import and Export Ordinance, any person found guilty of 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 the Customs 24-hour hotline 2545 6182.
Ends/Wednesday, August 31, 2016