HK Customs seizes 60 tonnes of suspected smuggled frozen meat worth HK$12m

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21st January 2022 – (Hong Kong) Hong Kong Customs today (January 21) mounted an anti-smuggling operation in the western waters of Hong Kong and detected a suspected smuggling case involving a cargo vessel. About 60 tonnes of suspected smuggled frozen meat with an estimated market value of about HK$12 million were seized.

 Customs conducted an anti-smuggling operation and spotted a suspicious cargo vessel in the waters off Hong Kong International Airport during the small hours today. Several men on the cargo vessel, suspected of participating in smuggling activities, were unloading goods onto a high-powered speedboat. Customs 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, seven men aged between 25 and 68, suspected to be connected to the case, were arrested.

An investigation is ongoing.

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