Hong Kong Customs detects suspected smuggling of central processing units at Man Kam To Control Point (with photo)

2 Dec 2015

Hong Kong Customs detected a suspected smuggling case at Man Kam To Control Point yesterday (December 1) and seized a total of 3 190 central processing units (CPUs) worth about $3.5 million.

Customs officers yesterday evening intercepted an outgoing truck for inspection. Upon examination, Customs officers discovered the CPUs concealed in the rear axle of the truck. The 36-year-old male driver was arrested and investigation is ongoing.

Under the Import and Export Ordinance, the maximum penalty for attempting to import or 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/Wednesday, December 2, 2015

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