Hong Kong Customs today (October 14) conducted an anti-sea smuggling operation in Hong Kong waters and effected a case in Tseung Kwan O with the seizure of 790 computer hard disks and a 7-seater private car, totally worth about $400,000.
At about 5am this morning, Customs officers conducted an anti-smuggling operation in Tseung Kwan O and found several men removing cartons of goods from a 7-seater private car to a speedboat berthing at the seashore near Wan O Road.
The officers took action immediately and seized 790 computer hard disks inside the 7-seater private car. And the speedboat fled away. Nobody was arrested in the case.
Hong Kong Customs will continue to take vigorous enforcement actions against sea smuggling activities of all kinds. 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.
Ends/Thursday, October 14, 2010