Hong Kong Customs yesterday (July 17) seized 489 suspected smuggled computer central processing units (CPUs), 381 suspected smuggled computer RAM units and 188 suspected smuggled smartphones respectively at Sha Tau Kok Control Point, Lok Ma Chau Control Point and Shenzhen Bay Control Point with an estimated market value of about $1.5 million in total.
Customs officers yesterday intercepted three outgoing private vehicles at Sha Tau Kok Control Point, Lok Ma Chau Control Point and Shenzhen Bay Control Point and seized the computer CPUs, computer RAM and smartphones respectively from the false compartments of the three vehicles. The three male drivers, aged 46, 50 and 55, and a 62-year-old male passenger were arrested.
Investigations are 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 its dedicated crime-reporting email account (email@example.com).
Ends/Wednesday, July 18, 2018