Customs seizes smuggled electronic products worth $4 million at Yuen Long (with photos)

7 May 2015

Hong Kong Customs yesterday (May 6) foiled a suspected smuggling attempt and seized about $4 million worth of unmanifested electronic products from two sampans at Yuen Long. Investigation is continuing.

Early yesterday morning, Customs officers of the Revenue and General Investigation Bureau discovered two sampans, each loaded with 23 cartons of unmanifested goods on board, in a small river at Tai Sang Wai, Yuen Long. Customs officers seized the 46 cartons of goods containing a total of about 5 000 used smartphones, 200 used tablet computers and 10 000 pieces of electronic parts at the scene. The value of the goods seized was about $4 million.

Under the Import and Export Ordinance, smuggling is a serious offence. The maximum penalty is a fine of $2 million and imprisonment for seven years.

Members of the public may report suspected smuggling activities by calling the Customs' 24-hour hotline 2545 6182.

Ends/Thursday, May 7, 2015

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