Hong Kong customs confiscated HK$35 million worth of gold bars at two border checkpoints over the course of a four-week operation. Photo: SCMP Hong Kong customs confiscated HK$35 million worth of gold bars at two border checkpoints over the course of a four-week operation. Photo: SCMP
Hong Kong customs confiscated HK$35 million worth of gold bars at two border checkpoints over the course of a four-week operation. Photo: SCMP

‘Operation Melter’ credited with seizing HK$35 million in gold bars during smuggling crackdown on Hong Kong-mainland border

  • The four-week customs crackdown saw 71 bars seized from the cabs of trucks as well as the tailor-made waistbands and pockets of drivers
  • Officials are now looking into whether the smuggling was driven by the need to launder money earned in mainland criminal operations

Topic |   Crime
Hong Kong customs confiscated HK$35 million worth of gold bars at two border checkpoints over the course of a four-week operation. Photo: SCMP Hong Kong customs confiscated HK$35 million worth of gold bars at two border checkpoints over the course of a four-week operation. Photo: SCMP
Hong Kong customs confiscated HK$35 million worth of gold bars at two border checkpoints over the course of a four-week operation. Photo: SCMP
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