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Driver arrested for gold smuggling

October 17, 2017
Gold strike

Gold strike:  Customs officers seize 15 smuggled gold slabs from a vehicle at Lok Ma Chau Control Point.

Customs officers arrested a 55-year-old male driver at Lok Ma Chau Control Point yesterday after seizing 15 gold slabs from his vehicle.


The suspected smuggled gold weighs 15kg with an estimated market value of $5 million.


Anyone found guilty of importing or exporting unmanifested cargo is liable to a maximum fine of $2 million and seven years in jail. 


Call the hotline 2545 6182 to report suspected smuggling activities.