Hong Kong Customs yesterday (February 17) detected a suspected case of smuggling at Lok Ma Chau Control Point and seized 110 smartphones with a total value of about $500,000.
Customs officers intercepted an outgoing seven-seater vehicle for Customs clearance at Lok Ma Chau Control Point yesterday. During inspection, officers found the smartphones concealed at the bottom of the instrument panel of the vehicle. The 54-year-old male driver was arrested.
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/Thursday, February 18, 2016