The gold bars worth HK$11 million seized at the Shenzhen Bay immigration control point. Photo: SCMP Pictures The gold bars worth HK$11 million seized at the Shenzhen Bay immigration control point. Photo: SCMP Pictures
The gold bars worth HK$11 million seized at the Shenzhen Bay immigration control point. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Valuable hauls: Hong Kong customs officers step up border inspections after surge in gold and silver seizures

Mainland Chinese people are thought to be smuggling bars out to avoid strict regulations and heavy taxes

The gold bars worth HK$11 million seized at the Shenzhen Bay immigration control point. Photo: SCMP Pictures The gold bars worth HK$11 million seized at the Shenzhen Bay immigration control point. Photo: SCMP Pictures
The gold bars worth HK$11 million seized at the Shenzhen Bay immigration control point. Photo: SCMP Pictures
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