Customs smashes suspected smartphone smuggling case at Lok Ma Chau Control Point (with photos)

6 Mar 2015

Hong Kong Customs smashed a suspected smuggling case involving smartphones at Lok Ma Chau Control Point yesterday (March 5) and seized a total of 228 smartphones worth about $456,000. A 49-year-old man was arrested.

Customs officers intercepted an outgoing unladen lorry yesterday evening and found 228 unmanifested smartphones inside the support frame of the tail lift of the lorry upon examination.

The arrested driver will be charged with exporting unmanifested cargo and will appear at Fanling Magistrates' Courts on May 13.

Under the Import and Export Ordinance, the maximum penalty for attempting to import or export unmanifested cargo is a 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, March 6, 2015

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