Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected smuggled smartphones (with photo)

8 Nov 2017

Hong Kong Customs yesterday (November 7) seized 189 suspected smuggled smartphones with an estimated market value of about $1.2 million at Shenzhen Bay Control Point.

Customs officers intercepted an outgoing private car at Shenzhen Bay Control Point yesterday afternoon and seized 189 smartphones inside the car's compartment. The 55-year-old male driver and the 40-year-old female passenger were arrested.

Investigation is ongoing and the arrested persons have been released on bail pending further investigation.

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, November 8, 2017

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