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Hong Kong customs seize 35 kg of smuggled gold

2017-12-07 08:06:58 Xinhua

Customs of China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) said Thursday that it had seized 35 pieces of suspected smuggled gold weighing about 35 kg in total with an estimated market value of about 11 million Hong Kong dollars (1.4 million U.S. dollars).

Customs officers intercepted an incoming private car at Shenzhen Bay Control Point for inspection and seized the batch of suspected smuggled gold inside the boot of the vehicle on Wednesday. The 31-year-old male driver was arrested.

Under the Import and Export Ordinance in Hong Kong, any person found guilty of importing or exporting unmanifested cargo is liable to a maximum fine of 2 million Hong Kong dollars (256,000 U.S. dollars) and imprisonment for seven years.

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