Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected smuggled computer RAM units (with photo)

14 Dec 2023

Hong Kong Customs yesterday (December 13) mounted an anti-smuggling operation at the Shenzhen Bay Control Point and detected a suspected smuggling case involving a cross-boundary private car and seized 25,840 suspected smuggled computer RAM units with a total estimated market value of about $3.87 million.

Through risk assessment, Customs officers yesterday intercepted an outbound private car which was claimed to have nothing to declare at the Shenzhen Bay Control Point, and seized the batch of suspected smuggled computer RAM units inside the vehicle.

A 40-year-old male driver was arrested and charged with one count of attempting to export unmanifested cargo.

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.

Customs will continue to combat smuggling activities by use of cross-boundary private cars with firm enforcement action based on risk assessment and intelligence analysis.

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) or online form (eform.cefs.gov.hk/form/ced002).

Ends/Thursday, December 14, 2023

Previous Page