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Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected smuggled smartphones (with photo)

6 March 2018


Hong Kong Customs yesterday (March 5) seized 312 suspected smuggled smartphones with an estimated market value of about $700,000 at Lok Ma Chau Control Point.

Customs officers intercepted an outgoing tourist coach at Lok Ma Chau Control Point yesterday evening and seized 312 smartphones in two rucksacks on board the vehicle.

The 48-year-old male driver was arrested. Investigation is ongoing.

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.

Members of the public may report any suspected smuggling activities to the Customs 24-hour hotline 2545 6182.

Hong Kong Customs yesterday (March 5) seized 312 suspected smuggled smartphones with an estimated market value of about $700,000 on board an outgoing tourist coach at Lok Ma Chau Control Point. (Opens a new window)
Hong Kong Customs yesterday (March 5) seized 312 suspected smuggled smartphones with an estimated market value of about $700,000 on board an outgoing tourist coach at Lok Ma Chau Control Point.

 

Ends/Tuesday, March 6, 2018

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