Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected smuggled mobile phones and mobile phone parts

Hong Kong (HKSAR) -      Hong Kong Customs yesterday (June 11) seized 221 suspected smuggled mobile phones and 96 pieces of suspected smuggled mobile phone parts with an estimated market value of about $830,000 at Man Kam To Control Point.

     Customs officers intercepted an outgoing container truck at Man Kam To Control Point for inspection yesterday evening and seized the batch of mobile phones and mobile phone parts in the driving cabin.

     The 35-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 the Customs 24-hour hotline 2545 6182 or its dedicated crime-reporting email account (crimereport@customs.gov.hk).

Published on: 2018-06-12

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