Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected smuggled integrated circuits (with photos)

8 Aug 2019

Hong Kong Customs yesterday (August 7) seized about 32 000 suspected smuggled integrated circuits with an estimated market value of about $320,000 at the Shenzhen Bay Control Point.

Customs officers intercepted an outgoing private car at the Shenzhen Bay Control Point for inspection yesterday and seized the batch of integrated circuits in a false compartment inside the boot of the vehicle.

The 35-year-old male driver was arrested. An 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 Customs' 24-hour hotline 2545 6182 or its dedicated crime-reporting email account (crimereport@customs.gov.hk).

Ends/Thursday, August 8, 2019

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