Graduated from Beijing Famous University University, graduated from a master’s degree in luxury in a university in Paris. He has worked in a world -renowned luxury group in the world. He has two own companies … After hearing these keywords, do you think that the next appearance will be a success. person. But on the contrary, he was a smuggling criminal suspect that Shanghai Customs had successfully arrested recently.
Shanghai Customs announced this morning that Shanghai Hai’s anti -smuggling department dispatched police forces 200 people from January 8th to 9th. Take compulsory measures for 18 criminal suspects to seize the largest case for the special operations of high -end watches at Shanghai Port. The case is currently under investigation.
Caption: Shanghai Hai has verified more than 1,500 various watches involved in the case from January 8th to 9th. Shanghai Customs Photo Conferry
Luxury professionals transfer career
After graduating from Master Ma, who was born in rural Nantong, Jiangsu in 1981, he found a decent job at a world -renowned luxury group in France. With his own efforts, Ma quickly came into contact with work and associated a group of customer groups with high consumption power. In 2008, in order to get rich quickly, he resigned from his original job to return to China to open two trading companies, and opened a buyer store in the high -end business circle in the city center, and worked as a smuggling watch.
Similarly, Wang, who has more than ten years of high -end watch sales experience, has also accumulated a group of stable customers. In 2016, he opened a “physical store” with his wife in the city center in 2016, and took the criminal road.
In August last year, the Customs Anti -Smuggling Bureau launched a combination of high -end watches smuggling and concentrated network collection operations, and launched inspections and arrests in many places across the country. Since then, according to intelligence clues, after five consecutive months of intelligence operation and meticulous investigation, the Shanghai Customs Anti -Smuggling Department has mastered the basic situation of smuggling high -end watches in Shanghai. From January 8th to 9th, the Shanghai Customs’s anti -smuggling department dispatched 200 police forces, implemented a centralized arrest operation, and successfully destroyed a number of “water passengers” channels in Shanghai to smuggle imported high -end brand watches from Hong Kong and other places. Domestic market sales, suspects of smuggling of illegal interests. Ma Mou and Wang were two suspects who were arrested in this arrest.
Caption: The seized watches.
Shanghai Customs Photo Conferry
The famous watch is actually “running”?
After preliminary verification, since December 2016, these criminal suspects have repeatedly lived in high -end brand watches such as Patek Philippe, Jaeger -LeCoultre, Rolex and other high -end brand watches who have lived in Hong Kong (separated by the Nanjing Customs Anti -Smuggling Bureau) and others to entrust Lin An or an “water customer” is hired by himself to bring the watches involved from Hong Kong to Shenzhen by moving the ants, and then send it to Shanghai through the courier. Each watch must pay “foundry fees” 400-500 yuan. It is reported that Lin has been smuggling for many years, and its origin has spread all over the world, and buyers are also from all over the country. According to him, he mainly relies on the “run” to evade taxes and obtain huge illegal interests.
After learning that Lin had an accident, Wang was lucky, changed his residence, hidden his whereabouts, and continued to engage in illegal activities with other channels. However, the French Open resumed and eventually could not escape the sanctions of the law. And Ma Mou even reduced from “the hope of the whole village” to a suspect, and he personally ruined his bright future and a happy and happy family.
This time, the value of watches seized by the Shanghai Customs Anti -Smuggling Department ranging from tens of thousands to millions of yuan. There were 18 criminal cases in this series of cases, and more than 1,500 watches involved in the case were verified, with a total value of 213.5 million yuan, and forced measures were taken for 18 criminal suspects to the largest of the special operations of high -end watches in Shanghai Port.
Buy “parallel imports” or have to chase criminal responsibilities
Smuggling goods are commonly known as parallel imports by consumers. Shanghai Customs anti -smuggling personnel said that there is a risk of rights protection for the purchase of smuggling watches. If the amount involved is large, it must also bear the corresponding legal responsibility. In recent years, with the increase of outbound personnel, some people will also buy their watches overseas or bring them to relatives and friends. When entering the country, if the value of luggage items exceeds 5,000 yuan in accordance with the prescribed value of more than 5,000 yuan, it shall actively declare to the customs. “If you do not declare, the light will be punished by the customs administrative punishment. Those with severe circumstances may face criminal punishment due to suspected smuggling of ordinary goods items.”
With the continuous improvement of living standards, high -end watches are becoming more and more sought after by some high consumer groups. Shanghai Customs reminds that “knowing the other party is smuggling and directly acquired smuggled goods and items from them, which constitutes smuggling. If the amount is large, it will even be guilty of smuggling.”
In fact, buying smuggling watches has a lot of negative impact on consumers. Therefore, the customs personnel suggest that consumers must clarify whether their source is legal when buying imported high -end watches. Only in this way can they protect their legitimate rights and interests and avoid being held accountable.
Xinmin Evening News reporter Guo Jianzheng Correspondent Zhang Jie
Caption: The seized watches.
Shanghai Customs Photo Conferry