Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected manufactured fireworks (with photos)

10 Oct 2018

Hong Kong Customs yesterday (October 9) seized 13 boxes of suspected manufactured fireworks weighing about 80 kilograms in total with an estimated market value of about $2,000 at Shenzhen Bay Control Point.

Customs officers intercepted an incoming private car at Shenzhen Bay Control Point yesterday afternoon and found the batch of suspected manufactured fireworks in the boot of the car.

The 34-year-old male passenger was arrested. Investigation is ongoing.

The goods have been handed over to the Police.

Under the Dangerous Goods Ordinance, any person involved in possessing the prohibited goods commits an offence. The maximum penalty upon conviction is a fine of $25,000 and imprisonment for six months.

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 (crimereport@customs.gov.hk).

Ends/Wednesday, October 10, 2018

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