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

     â€‹Hong Kong Customs yesterday (April 16) seized 373 suspected smuggled mobile phones with an estimated market value of about $660,000 at the Man Kam To Control Point.

     Customs officers intercepted and searched an outgoing lorry at the control point yesterday evening and found the batch of mobile phones in a false compartment underneath the vehicle.

     The 48-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).

Ends/Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Issued at HKT 13:10