Hong Kong customs officials uncovered 20 bars of gold valued at HK$10 million last Thursday inside a truck at a mainland border checkpoint. Photo: Handout
Hong Kong customs officials uncovered 20 bars of gold valued at HK$10 million last Thursday inside a truck at a mainland border checkpoint. Photo: Handout
Crime

With gold prices soaring, Hong Kong customs busts attempt to smuggle HK$10 million in bars from mainland China

  • Twenty gold bars, each weighing 1kg, were found under the front passenger seat of a truck registered as carrying electronic goods
  • A law enforcement source notes that the price of gold, which trades for less on the mainland, has jumped significantly since the start of the year

Hong Kong customs officials uncovered 20 bars of gold valued at HK$10 million last Thursday inside a truck at a mainland border checkpoint. Photo: Handout
Hong Kong customs officials uncovered 20 bars of gold valued at HK$10 million last Thursday inside a truck at a mainland border checkpoint. Photo: Handout
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