Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected smuggled electronic parts worth about $8 million (with photo)

     Hong Kong Customs today (November 28) seized approximately 8 000 pieces of suspected smuggled electronic parts, including central processing units and computer RAM units, with a total estimated market value of about $8 million at the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Hong Kong Port.

     Based on risk assessment, Customs intercepted a suspicious outgoing private car at the control point this early morning. Upon examination, Customs officers seized the batch of suspected smuggled electronic parts inside the boot of the vehicle. A 37-year-old male driver and a 37-year-old male passenger suspected to be connected with the case were arrested. 

     An investigation is ongoing.

     Customs will continue to combat smuggling activities by use of cross-boundary private cars with firm enforcement action based on 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) or online form (eform.cefs.gov.hk/form/ced002).

Ends/Tuesday, November 28, 2023
Issued at HKT 17:55