3 arrested for formula smuggling
February 25, 2013
The Customs & Excise Department has arrested three people after 98 cans of powdered formula worth $24,940 were seized at the Shenzhen Bay and Lok Ma Chau Control Points.
On February 23, customs officers at Shenzhen Bay found 38 cans of undeclared powdered formula inside the passenger compartment and rear part of an outgoing car. The 31-year-old male and 35-year-old female passengers were arrested.
Officers at Lok Ma Chau detected another smuggling case today in which an outgoing car was used to smuggle 60 cans of undeclared powdered formula. The 23-year-old male driver was arrested.
The department will continue the rigorous enforcement and co-operate closely with Mainland authorities to enhance enforcement against the smuggling of powdered formula by vehicle.
People can report suspected smuggling activities on 2545 6182.