More smuggled smartphones seized at Hong Kong border

Hong Kong Customs intercepted a Mainland China bound car last night, seizing 350 smuggled smartphones worth an estimated $2 million.
The incident, at the Shenzhen Bay Control Point, is the second major haul in less than a month.
In November, customs officers at the Lok Ma Chau Control Point seized 1543 used smartphones worth about $3.1 million in two interceptions.
In last night’s action, the smartphones were found concealed in a false compartment in the boot and underneath the carpet of the passenger seat. The 44-year-old male driver of the car and the 37-year-old male passenger were arrested. Customs says its Investigation is continuing.
Under the Import and Export Ordinance, the maximum penalty for attempting to import or 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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