Hong Kong Customs detected suspected smuggling of Central Processing Units at Lok Ma Chau Control Point (with photos)

6 Jun 2015

Hong Kong Customs detected a suspected smuggling case at Lok Ma Chau Control Point yesterday (June 5) and seized a batch of 1,500 Central Processing Units worth about $1.57 million.

Customs officers intercepted an outgoing lorry for inspection yesterday and found the batch of goods at the innermost part of the cargo compartment covered by carton paper and hydraulic lifting jack. The 50-year-old male driver was arrested and charged with attempting to export unmanifested cargo. He will appear at Fanling Magistrates' Courts on June 22.

Under the Import and Export Ordinance, the maximum penalty for attempting to export unmanifested cargo is a 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.

Ends/Saturday, June 6, 2015

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