Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected smuggled goods (with photo)

9 Nov 2018

Hong Kong Customs today (November 9) seized a batch of suspected smuggled goods including batteries, hats and playing cards from a container at the Kwai Chung Customhouse Cargo Examination Compound with an estimated market value of about $3 million.

Through risk assessment, Customs officers inspected a container from the Mainland of China to the Philippines via Hong Kong. Upon inspection, Customs officers found the batch of suspected smuggled goods in the container.

Investigation is 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 (crimereport@customs.gov.hk).

Ends/Friday, November 9, 2018

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