Hong Kong Customs seized about 228 litres and 16 000 cartridges of suspected nicotine oil without an import licence with an estimated market value of about $1.5 million at Lok Ma Chau Control Point on July 1.
Customs officers intercepted an incoming container truck at Lok Ma Chau Control Point for inspection in the afternoon on July 1 and seized the batch of suspected nicotine oil without an import licence.
The 66-year-old male driver was arrested. Investigation is ongoing.
Under the Import and Export Ordinance, any person who imports pharmaceutical products without a valid import licence commits an offence. The maximum penalty upon conviction is a fine of $500,000 and imprisonment for two 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 (email@example.com).
Ends/Wednesday, July 3, 2019