Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected smuggled high-value products (with photo)

25 Oct 2018

Hong Kong Customs seized a batch of suspected high-value smuggled products including bird's nest and electronic products with an estimated market value of about $30 million at Lok Ma Chau Control Point on October 23.

Customs officers intercepted an outgoing lorry at Lok Ma Chau Control Point for inspection in the morning on October 23 and seized the batch of suspected smuggled goods in the cargo compartment.

The 50-year-old male driver was arrested. He has been released on bail pending further investigation.

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 Customs' 24-hour hotline 2545 6182 or its dedicated crime-reporting email account (crimereport@customs.gov.hk).

Ends/Thursday, October 25, 2018

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