“Be careful when bringing goods back to China!”
A Chinese student surnamed Ma who studies in South Korea was sentenced to a one-month detention and a fine of 140,000 yuan ($20,299) for smuggling. Ma was caught by Chinese customs officers for not declaring two Breguet watches and two Glashutte watches, purchased in South Korea. Ma claimed that the watches were for relatives and friends. But since Ma couldn’t provide receipts, the officers decided Ma was trying to evade paying customs tax (130,000 yuan based on Chinese market prices). The watches were confiscated and Ma is currently on probation.