Jiangsu customs busts frozen food smuggling gang

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Customs officials in east China's Jiangsu Province said Tuesday they had caught a gang suspected of smuggling frozen food valued at 200 million yuan, Xinhua reported.

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.

The food was found to be smuggled from the China-Vietnam border and then sold in the cities of Wuxi and Suzhou, said an official with the customs of Nanjing, the provincial capital.

The state news agency reported that more than 100 tonnes of smuggled frozen food was also seized.