Hong Kong Customs today (October 13) seized 110 suspected smuggled smartphones with an estimated market value of about $510,000 at Lok Ma Chau Control Point .
Customs officers intercepted an outgoing lorry at Lok Ma Chau Control Point for inspection this afternoon and seized 110 smartphones from the side storage of the lorry. The 44-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 the Customs 24-hour hotline 2545 6182.
Ends/Friday, October 13, 2017