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Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected smuggled central processing units (with photo)

28 February 2019


Hong Kong Customs yesterday (February 27) seized 2 982 suspected smuggled central processing units (CPUs) with an estimated market value of about $3.8 million at Lok Ma Chau Control Point.

Customs officers intercepted an outgoing lorry at Lok Ma Chau Control Point for inspection yesterday evening and seized 2 982 CPUs concealed inside the false compartment of the rear-axle differential unit at the bottom of the lorry.

The 59-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 or its dedicated crime-reporting email account (crimereport@customs.gov.hk).

Hong Kong Customs yesterday (February 27) seized 2 982 suspected smuggled central processing units with an estimated market value of about $3.8 million from an outgoing lorry at Lok Ma Chau Control Point. (Opens a new window)
Hong Kong Customs yesterday (February 27) seized 2 982 suspected smuggled central processing units with an estimated market value of about $3.8 million from an outgoing lorry at Lok Ma Chau Control Point.

 

Ends/Thursday, February 28, 2019

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