Hong Kong Customs detains US$13m in unmanifested goods

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HONG KONG Customs has discovered large number of suspected smuggled electronic products, including printed circuit boards, smart phones, computer tablets, and vehicle components, in three containers labelled as containing aluminium flakes, alloys and communication equipment, reports London’s Port Technology.

Following further investigations, customs authorities apprehended a 60-year-old man suspected of involvement in one of the aforementioned incidents.

Hong Kong Customs noted that investigations have commenced. The accused was reportedly freed on bond pending further investigation.

According to Hong Kong Customs, under the Import and Export Ordinance, anybody found guilty of importing or exporting unmanifested cargo faces a maximum punishment of US$2 million and a seven-year prison sentence.

In February, Hong Kong Customs seized 1,200 kilogrammes of dried shark fins from protected species inside a container.