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Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected smuggled goods

Xinhua | Updated: 2017-09-21 16:10

HONG KONG -- Hong Kong Customs announced on Thursday that it had seized a large haul of suspected smuggled goods.

The suspected smuggled goods included electronic goods and plastic beads with an estimated market value of about 21 million Hong Kong dollars (about $2.68 million).

Customs officers intercepted an outgoing lorry at Lok Ma Chau Control Point for inspection Tuesday evening and seized the batch of suspected smuggled goods in the cargo compartment, according to an online news release of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government.

The 41-year-old male driver was arrested. Investigation is ongoing, the release said.

According to Hong Kong Customs, 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 Hong Kong dollars (about $256,185) and imprisonment of seven years.

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