Customs officials in east China’s Jiangsu Province said Tuesday [2 January 2018] they had caught a gang suspected of smuggling frozen food valued at 200 million yuan (31 million U.S. dollars). Four people have been detained from the gang, which allegedly has smuggled 8,000 tonnes of frozen shrimp, cuttlefish and fish fillets since July 2013…Full Article: Xinhua Jan 2018

Key Points

  • According to law enforcement officials in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, roughly 100 MTs of smuggled frozen food was confiscated. The frozen seafood was reportedly smuggled via the Vietnamese border and sold in Wuxi and Suzhou, Jiangsu Province.
  • In 2017, Nanjing customs officers seized 9,000 MTs of frozen food, ~4,700 MTs of smuggled cotton, and ~1,200 MTs of white sugar.

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  • In September 2017, law enforcement officials in Yancheng, Jiangsu Province, seized 1,300 MTs (~25,000 bags) of smuggled Thai-produced sugar on a shipping vessel. The majority of the ship’s crew were from Indonesia.

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