Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected smuggled electronic products (with photos)

11 Oct 2017

Hong Kong Customs today (October 11) seized a batch of suspected smuggled electronic products including 601 used smartphones and 12 tablet computers with an estimated market value of about $610,000 at Lok Ma Chau Control Point.

Customs officers today intercepted an outgoing light goods vehicle at Lok Ma Chau Control Point for inspection and seized the batch of used smartphones and tablet computers on board the vehicle. The 44-year-old male driver was arrested. Investigation into the case 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 the Customs 24-hour hotline 2545 6182.

Ends/Wednesday, October 11, 2017

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