Counterfeit Electronic Products Worth HK$1.3 Million Seized in Hong KongPosted: January 4, 2017 Filed under: Asia, China, Crime & Corruption, Global | Tags: Amos Yee, Babatunde Fashola, Beijing, China, Google, Hong Kong, Human Rights Watch, O'Hare International Airport, South China Morning Post, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, United States Leave a comment
Clifford Lo reports: About 200 parcels mailed from the mainland to the United States carrying counterfeit electronic products were intercepted in a three-day joint operation mounted by Hong Kong Customs and United States authorities.
In Hong Kong, about 1,300 fakes including mobile phones, tablet computers and chargers were confiscated in 54 parcels totalling an estimated street value of HK$1.3 million, the Customs and Excise Department said.
It is understood some of the parcels intercepted in the United States were confiscated based on intelligence from Hong Kong customs officials.
Initial investigation showed the fake products were mailed from the mainland and destined for the US via Hong Kong, a source said.
“It is possible smugglers believe goods from Hong Kong will receive less scrutiny in the US,” the source said…(read more)
Source: South China Morning Post
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