Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected smuggled central processing units (with photos)

31 May 2019

Hong Kong Customs yesterday (May 30) seized 1 824 suspected smuggled central processing units (CPUs) with an estimated market value of about $2.8 million at Shenzhen Bay Control Point.

Customs officers intercepted an outgoing private car at Shenzhen Bay Control Point yesterday evening and seized 1 824 CPUs concealed inside the car's spare tyre.

The 42-year-old male driver was arrested and charged with one count of attempting to export unmanifested cargo. He will appear at the Tuen Mun Magistrates' Courts on June 13.

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/Friday, May 31, 2019

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