Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected smuggled smartphones and notebook computers (with photo)

     Hong Kong Customs yesterday (September 2) seized a batch of suspected smuggled goods including 660 smartphones and 10 notebook computers with an estimated market value of about $3.3 million at Lok Ma Chau Control Point.

     Customs officers intercepted an outgoing container truck at Lok Ma Chau Control Point for inspection yesterday evening and found the batch of suspected smuggled smartphones and notebook computers inside the driving compartment.

     The 40-year-old male driver was arrested. An investigation is ongoing.

     Customs will continue to take stringent enforcement actions against cross-boundary smuggling activities through risk assessment and intelligence analysis.

     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/Thursday, September 3, 2020
Issued at HKT 16:42