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

20 Sep 2016

Hong Kong Customs today (September 20) seized a large haul of electronic products valued at about $1.7 million on board an outgoing coach at Shenzhen Bay Control Point and arrested one person.

Customs officers mounted an anti-smuggling operation and intercepted an outgoing coach for search at the Shenzhen Bay Control Point this morning. A batch of electronic products including 348 smartphones, 1204 central processing units and 400 computer rams were found inside the air duct in the cabin. The 43-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 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/Tuesday, September 20

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