Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected smuggled diamonds

Hong Kong (HKSAR) -      Hong Kong Customs seized about 103 grams of suspected smuggled diamonds with an estimated market value of about $5.5 million at Shenzhen Bay Control Point on August 8.

     Customs officers intercepted an outgoing private car at Shenzhen Bay Control Point for inspection in the evening on August 8. A batch of suspected smuggled diamonds was found in the private car's glove box. The 61-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.

Published on: 2017-08-10

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