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Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected smuggled smartphones (with photo)

15 January 2019


Hong Kong Customs today (January 15) seized 488 suspected smuggled smartphones with an estimated market value of about $1.6 million at Lok Ma Chau Control Point.

Customs officers today intercepted an outgoing private vehicle at Lok Ma Chau Control Point and found the batch of smartphones in a false compartment in the bottom of the vehicle.

The 49-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 Customs 24-hour hotline 2545 6182 or its dedicated crime-reporting email account (crimereport@customs.gov.hk).

Hong Kong Customs today (January 15) seized 488 suspected smuggled smartphones with an estimated market value of about $1.6 million at Lok Ma Chau Control Point. (Opens a new window)
Hong Kong Customs today (January 15) seized 488 suspected smuggled smartphones with an estimated market value of about $1.6 million at Lok Ma Chau Control Point.

 

Ends/Tuesday, January 15, 2019

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