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Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected smuggled mobile phones (with photos)

28 June 2019


Hong Kong Customs yesterday (June 27) seized 324 suspected smuggled mobile phones with an estimated market value of about $600,000 at Lok Ma Chau Control Point.

Customs officers intercepted an outgoing private car at Lok Ma Chau Control Point for inspection yesterday evening and found the batch of mobile phones in two false compartments inside the centre console and beneath the front passenger seat.

The 58-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 (June 27) seized 324 suspected smuggled mobile phones with an estimated market value of about $600,000 at Lok Ma Chau Control Point. Photo shows a false compartment inside a centre console used to conceal the suspected smuggled mobile phones. (Opens a new window)
Hong Kong Customs yesterday (June 27) seized 324 suspected smuggled mobile phones with an estimated market value of about $600,000 at Lok Ma Chau Control Point. Photo shows a false compartment inside a centre console used to conceal the suspected smuggled mobile phones.

Hong Kong Customs yesterday (June 27) seized 324 suspected smuggled mobile phones with an estimated market value of about $600,000 at Lok Ma Chau Control Point. Photo shows a false compartment beneath a front passenger seat used to conceal the suspected smuggled mobile phones. (Opens a new window)
Hong Kong Customs yesterday (June 27) seized 324 suspected smuggled mobile phones with an estimated market value of about $600,000 at Lok Ma Chau Control Point. Photo shows a false compartment beneath a front passenger seat used to conceal the suspected smuggled mobile phones.

 

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