Tianjin Customs in north China announced on Wednesday [5 July 2017] that it has smashed a smuggling case involving some 5 million liters of wine, beers and mineral water. It was estimated that the drinks involved were worth nearly 500 million yuan(about 74 million U.S. dollars)…Full Article: Xinhua July 2017

Key Point

  • Tianjin Customs agents seized more than 720,000 bottles (worth ~CNY 60 million or ~USD 8.8 million) of beverages that were illegally imported from the USA, Mexico, the UK, France, and Russia.

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  • In June 2017, Huangpu Customs (Guangzhou) agents seized 490 MTs of smuggled of wine. The wine smugglers were reportedly active in the Guangdong cities of Zhuhai, Dongguan, Guangzhou, and Shenzhen.

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