Hong Kong customs seize HK$130 million worth of smuggled goods including drugs, ivory, shark fins, cigarettes and frozen meat in Lunar New Year raids

Hong Kong customs seized HK$130 million (US$16.7 million) worth of items in an almost month-long operation to tackle cross-boundary smuggling ahead of and during the Lunar New Year.
During the 27-day operation, which started on January 14 and concluded on February 9, customs detected about 1,300 smuggling cases and arrested 1,203 people in total.
Goods from suspected endangered species, including pangolin scales, ivory tusks and products, red sandalwood logs, orchids and controlled shark fins,…

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