Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected smuggled products (with photos)

     Hong Kong Customs today (February 14) seized a large haul of suspected smuggled products with an estimated market value of about $23 million at Lok Ma Chau Control Point.

     Customs officers today intercepted an outgoing lorry at Lok Ma Chau Control Point for inspection which declared to contain papers and plastic resins on board. A batch of suspected unmanifested goods including a large number of electronic products, suspected bird nest and vehicle parts, etc. were found in the cargo compartment. The 60-year-old male driver was arrested. Investigation is ongoing and 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/Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Issued at HKT 23:43