Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected smuggled products


Hong Kong (HKSAR) - Hong Kong Customs yesterday (December 16) seized a large haul of suspected smuggled products with an estimated market value of about $0.4 million at the seashore of a construction site in Tung Chung.

Customs officers conducted an anti-smuggling operation yesterday night and took enforcement action after spotting some persons moving a large amount of goods from a private car onto a speedboat at the seashore of a construction site in Tung Chung. A total of 36 cartons of cough syrup and 4 cartons of electronic components were seized during the operation. Investigation is on-going and the private car was also detained.

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.

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