Truck drivers convicted of smuggling computer hard disks and computer RAM at Lok Ma Chau Control Point of HK Customs (with photos)

1 Aug 2015

Hong Kong Customs foiled two suspected smuggling cases involving two container trucks at Lok Ma Chau Control Point yesterday (July 31) and seized a total of 330 computer hard disks and 1,176 pieces of computer RAM worth about $320,000 in total.

Customs officers intercepted two outgoing container trucks for inspection yesterday morning and found the smuggled goods being concealed behind the audio player panels in the driving compartments of the two vehicles. Two male drivers, aged 38 and 45 respectively, were arrested and charged with attempting to export unmanifested cargo. They were brought up for plea at Fanling Magistrates' Courts this morning (August 1). Both pleaded guilty to the charges and were each sentenced to six months' imprisonment.

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, August 1, 2015

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