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Smuggled CPUs worth $1.5m

Hong Kong Customs officers have seized 1500 CPUs destined for China’s grey market retail industry.
The Central Processing Units, with an estimated worth of HK$1.57 million, were found at the Lok Ma Chau Control Point on Friday.
Customs officers intercepted an outgoing lorry for inspection and found the goods at the innermost part of the cargo compartment covered by carton paper and hydraulic lifting jack. The 50-year-old male driver of the truck was arrested and charged with attempting to export unmanifested cargo. He will appear at Fanling Magistrates’ Courts on June 22.
The seized goods were covered by carton paper and hydraulic lifting jack.
Under the Import and Export Ordinance, the maximum penalty for attempting to export unmanifested cargo is a 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.

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