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Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected smuggled smartphones (with photos)

9 April 2019


Hong Kong Customs yesterday (April 8) seized 109 suspected smuggled smartphones at Shenzhen Bay Control Point with an estimated market value of about $580,000.

Customs officers intercepted an outgoing private vehicle at Shenzhen Bay Control Point yesterday afternoon and seized 109 suspected smuggled smartphones from three false compartments in the vehicle.

The 25-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 yesterday (April 8) seized 109 suspected smuggled smartphones on board an outgoing private vehicle at Shenzhen Bay Control Point with an estimated market value of about $580,000. (Opens a new window)
Hong Kong Customs yesterday (April 8) seized 109 suspected smuggled smartphones on board an outgoing private vehicle at Shenzhen Bay Control Point with an estimated market value of about $580,000.

Hong Kong Customs yesterday (April 8) seized 109 suspected smuggled smartphones on board an outgoing private vehicle at Shenzhen Bay Control Point with an estimated market value of about $580,000. Photo shows one of the false compartments in the vehicle used to conceal the suspected smuggled smartphones. (Opens a new window)
Hong Kong Customs yesterday (April 8) seized 109 suspected smuggled smartphones on board an outgoing private vehicle at Shenzhen Bay Control Point with an estimated market value of about $580,000. Photo shows one of the false compartments in the vehicle used to conceal the suspected smuggled smartphones.

 

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