Hong Kong Customs yesterday (August 22) seized a total of 118 suspected smuggled smartphones with an estimated market value of about $680,000 at Shenzhen Bay Control Point.
Customs officers intercepted and conducted searches on two outgoing private vehicles at Shenzhen Bay Control Point yesterday afternoon.
Upon inspection, a total of 118 smartphones were found in the false compartments of the two vehicles.
Two male drivers, aged 36 and 38, were subsequently 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Ends/Thursday, August 23, 2018