Illicit Yuen Long refueling station shutdownLocal | 22 Jan 2021 6:06 pm
Customs officers have smashed an illicit refueling station in Yuen Long yesterday, arresting two individuals and seized about 3,400 liters of suspected illicit motor spirit with an estimated market value of about HK$60,000 and a duty potential of about HK$20,000.
During an anti-illicit fuel operation conducted in Yuen Long yesterday morning, Customs officers seized the batch of suspected illicit motor spirit and a batch of oil refilling apparatus inside a fenced area.
The duo, a 39-year-old woman and a 47-year-old man suspected to be in connection with the case were arrested and formally charged with illegal dealing with dutiable commodities.
A private car suspected to be involved has also been detained.
Customs reminded members of the public that under the Dutiable Commodities Ordinance, anyone involved in dealing with, selling, buying or using illicit motor spirit commits an offence and may face a maximum penalty of HK$1 million and imprisonment for two years.
Anyone convicted twice or more in connection with illicit oil offense would have their driving license suspended for a minimum of six months.