955,800 tons of illegal foreign waste seized

China | 12 Jun 2018 6:17 pm

China has detected 248 cases of illegal trash imports in the first five months of the year, seizing 955,800 tons of foreign garbage, the General Administration of Customs said today, Xinhua reports.

The customs began its largest campaign against illegal trash imports in May, seizing 137,000 tons of foreign garbage.

This year, the customs authority launched a crackdown targeting the smuggling of foreign garbage, agricultural products, drugs, guns, and other products.

A total of 1,613 smuggling cases have been handled in the Jan-May period, according to customs.

Customs has seized 282 kilos of smuggled ivory products and 1,779 kg of drugs also during this period.

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