Hong Kong customs has intercepted some 2,500 tonnes of smuggled frozen meat in the first half of the year, 40 per cent more than the total seized over the preceding 11 years. Photo: Edmond So
Hong Kong customs has intercepted some 2,500 tonnes of smuggled frozen meat in the first half of the year, 40 per cent more than the total seized over the preceding 11 years. Photo: Edmond So
David Luna
Opinion

Opinion

David Luna

How Covid-19 is proving a boon for criminal networks’ illicit trade, endangering international security

  • As the pandemic forces more people to go online for their needs, the black market trade – particularly in drugs, alcohol and tobacco – has boomed, causing untold harm to consumers and losing governments millions in critical revenue

Hong Kong customs has intercepted some 2,500 tonnes of smuggled frozen meat in the first half of the year, 40 per cent more than the total seized over the preceding 11 years. Photo: Edmond So
Hong Kong customs has intercepted some 2,500 tonnes of smuggled frozen meat in the first half of the year, 40 per cent more than the total seized over the preceding 11 years. Photo: Edmond So
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