´╗┐Customs seizes smuggled computer hard disks and mobile phone circuit boards in Tseung Kwan O (with photos)

26 Jun 2010

Hong Kong Customs today (June 26) foiled a smuggling attempt in Tseung Kwan O with the seizure of 1,763 computer hard disks, 2,218 mobile phone circuit boards in 83 cartons and a private car, totally worth about $0.8 million.

At about 3.30am, officers of the Special Task Force conducted an anti-smuggling operation in Tseung Kwan O, and found ten men removing some goods from a private car to a speedboat at the seashore of Wan Poon Path. The officers took action immediately and seized the hard disks and the mobile phone circuit boards. No one was arrested in the operation and the case is still under investigation.

The department will continue to strengthen enforcement action against smuggling activities. Under the Import and Export Ordinance, smuggling is a serious offence. The maximum penalty is a fine of $2 million and imprisonment for seven years.

Members of the public are urged to report any information on suspected smuggling activities to the 24-hour Customs hotline 2545 6182.

Ends/Saturday, June 26, 2010

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