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Hong Kong busts record HK$1.2b smuggling case

Hong Kong busts record HK$1.2b smuggling case

Hong Kong Customs said on Friday it has cracked its largest smuggling case on record and seized smuggled goods worth about HK$1.2 billion.
Customs said they have detected the suspected smuggling case by river trade vessel in the eastern waters of Hong Kong on October 14.

A batch of suspected smuggled goods with an estimated market value of about HK$1.2 billion was seized, including expensive food ingredients, electronic goods, high-value goods, and scheduled endangered species.

After a follow-up investigation, Customs officers arrested a 39-year-old woman and a 56-year-old man, and seized containers suspected to be in connection with the case.
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