Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected smuggled computer central processing units (with photos)

8 May 2018

Hong Kong Customs yesterday (May 7) seized 2 203 suspected smuggled computer central processing units (CPUs) with an estimated market value of about $2.45 million at Shenzhen Bay Control Point.

Customs officers intercepted an outgoing private car at Shenzhen Bay Control Point for inspection yesterday evening and seized the batch of CPUs from a false compartment in the vehicle.

The 57-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 or dedicated crime-reporting email account (crimereport@customs.gov.hk).

Ends/Tuesday, May 8, 2018

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