Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected smuggled smartphones and watches (with photo)

18 Dec 2018

Hong Kong Customs yesterday (December 17) seized 5 443 suspected smuggled smartphones and 90 suspected smuggled watches at Lok Ma Chau Control Point with an estimated market value of about $20 million in total.

Customs officers intercepted an outgoing container truck at Lok Ma Chau Control Point for inspection yesterday and seized the batch of smartphones and watches in the driving cabin.

The 36-year-old male driver was arrested. 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 Customs' 24-hour hotline 2545 6182 or its dedicated crime-reporting email account (crimereport@customs.gov.hk).

Ends/Tuesday, December 18, 2018

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