Hong Kong Customs yesterday (November 23) seized 10 pieces of suspected smuggled gold weighing about 10 kilograms in total with an estimated market value of about $3.3 million at Man Kam To Control Point.
Customs officers yesterday intercepted an incoming medium goods vehicle at Man Kam To Control Point for inspection and seized the batch of suspected smuggled gold in a waist bag on board the vehicle. The 47-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, November 24, 2017