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Hong Kong makes largest-ever gold smuggling bust

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Hong Kong authorities have made the city’s largest ever gold smuggling bust, seizing 146kg of the precious metal disguised as machine parts.
The haul is estimated to be worth more than $10m and was intercepted last month on route to Japan.
A 31-year-old man has been arrested and released on bail pending further investigations.
Smuggling is a serious offence and carries up to seven years in jail under Hong Kong law.
Customs officials say they made the discovery while examining two air compressors – departing in a cargo shipment to Japan on 27 March – which drew suspicions due to their unusual texture and weight.

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