Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected smuggled mobile phones (with photos)

17 Apr 2019

Hong Kong Customs yesterday (April 16) seized 373 suspected smuggled mobile phones with an estimated market value of about $660,000 at the Man Kam To Control Point.

Customs officers intercepted and searched an outgoing lorry at the control point yesterday evening and found the batch of mobile phones in a false compartment underneath the vehicle.

The 48-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 importing or 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 Customs' 24-hour hotline 2545 6182 or its dedicated crime-reporting email account (crimereport@customs.gov.hk).

Ends/Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Previous Page