Hong Kong police bust largest smuggling operation worth $26.9M

On Thursday, Hong Kong authorities announced that they had seized goods worth $26.9 Million and made the largest bust of any smuggling case.

According to the government, the speedboats were used by the smuggling ring and four trucks were impounded during the raid.

According to the statement, a 34-year old man was detained in the operation which began in June. More details will be made public. The statement stated that the customs and marine police smallboat divisions descended upon the smugglers operating in New Territories near mainland China on September 23.

The government stated that “this is the largest smuggling case of all forms of smuggling via air, sea or land that Customs has ever detected in terms of seizure value.”

This semi-autonomous city in southern China has a high demand of luxury goods and excellent air and sea connections to the world’s markets.