Hong Kong Customs detects suspected case of smuggling electronic goods at Lok Ma Chau Control Point (with photo)

30 Oct 2015

Hong Kong Customs yesterday (October 29) detected a suspected case of smuggling at Lok Ma Chau Control Point and seized a batch of electronic goods with a total value of about $2.2 million.

Customs officers intercepted an outgoing lorry, declared to contain plastic toy accessories, for Customs clearance at Lok Ma Chau Control Point yesterday. During inspection, officers found a batch of electronic goods, namely about 142 200 integrated circuits, 900 mobile phone motherboards, 400 pieces of computer random access memory and 6 100 USB flash drives, mingled with the manifested cargo. The 53-year-old male driver was arrested. He has been released on bail pending investigation.

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/Friday, October 30, 2015

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