Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected smuggled smartphones (with photo)

     â€‹Hong Kong Customs yesterday (January 10) seized 334 suspected smuggled smartphones with an estimated market value of about $600,000 at Lok Ma Chau Control Point.

     Customs officers intercepted an unladen outgoing lorry at Lok Ma Chau Control Point yesterday evening and seized 334 smartphones concealed inside the false compartments of two battery boxes. The 44-year-old male driver was arrested. Investigation is ongoing. The arrested man has been released on bail pending further investigation.

     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.

Ends/Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Issued at HKT 18:10