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Hong Kong Customs detects 35 tonnes of suspected smuggling of frozen meat

Christian Fernsby |
Hong Kong Customs on January 13, mounted an anti-smuggling operation in the south-western waters of Hong Kong and detected a suspected smuggling case involving a cargo vessel.

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Topics: HONG KONG   

About 35 tonnes of suspected smuggled frozen meat with an estimated market value of about $5.2 million were seized.

Customs officers conducted an anti-smuggling operation during the small hours yesterday and spotted a suspicious cargo vessel in the waters off Fan Lau in the south-west of Lantau Island. The officers immediately took action and intercepted the cargo vessel. The batch of suspected smuggled frozen meat was seized on board the vessel.

During the operation, five men aged between 38 and 57, suspected to be connected to the case, were arrested. An investigation is ongoing and all arrested persons have been released on bail pending further investigation.