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Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected smuggled red wine and dried sea cucumber (with photo)

13 July 2019


Hong Kong Customs yesterday (July 12) seized 123 bottles of suspected smuggled red wine and about 44 kilograms of suspected smuggled dried sea cucumber with an estimated market value of about $700,000 at Man Kam To Control Point.

Customs officers intercepted three outgoing lorries for inspection at Man Kam To Control Point yesterday early morning and found the batch of suspected smuggled red wine and dried sea cucumber in the driving compartments.

Three male drivers, aged between 31 and 50, were 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 (July 12) seized 123 bottles of suspected smuggled red wine and about 44 kilograms of suspected smuggled dried sea cucumber with an estimated market value of about $700,000 at Man Kam To Control Point. (Opens a new window)
Hong Kong Customs yesterday (July 12) seized 123 bottles of suspected smuggled red wine and about 44 kilograms of suspected smuggled dried sea cucumber with an estimated market value of about $700,000 at Man Kam To Control Point.

 

Ends/Saturday, July 13, 2019

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