Hong Kong Customs yesterday (March 12) seized a batch of suspected smuggled goods, including 5 840 electronic products, 4 050 sets of smartphone accessories and 93 vehicle parts, with an estimated market value of about $7.6 million at Lok Ma Chau Control Point.
Customs officers intercepted an outgoing lorry at Lok Ma Chau Control Point for inspection yesterday afternoon and seized the batch of suspected smuggled goods inside the cargo compartment of the lorry.
The 60-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/Tuesday, March 13, 2018