Coast Guard seizes ship smuggling goods and garbage

Chen Huizhi
Eight suspects on a ship with smuggled goods and garbage have been caught off Shanghai.
Chen Huizhi
Coast Guard seizes ship smuggling goods and garbage
China Coast Guard / Ti Gong

One of the suspects confesses to the smuggling.

Eight suspects on a ship with smuggled goods and garbage have been caught off Shanghai, the China Coast Guard said on Saturday.

Members of the Coast Guard came on the ship, which had containers covered with water-proof cloth, at 6pm on May 29.

They called for the ship to stop for a check, but it accelerated, even attempting to hit the Coast Guard’s boat.

The Guard used water cannons to stop it.

Six law enforcement officers boarded the ship at 8pm and took control.

This ship, which sailed from Keelong port in Taiwan, had 40 containers with about 1,200 tons of frozen goods with no proof of origin, as well as garbage not from the Chinese mainland, according to the Coast Guard.

The Coast Guard in Shanghai said it has seized about 2,000 tons of smuggled frozen goods, 3,000 tons of smuggled oil and 700 tons of smuggled sugar with no proof of origin since April this year, as well as about 600 tons of garbage from overseas.

Edited by Chen Huizhi. Subtitles by Chen Huizhi.
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