A customs official inspects a haul of seized contraband meat in June. About 2,500 tonnes of frozen meat, worth about HK$90 million (US$11.6 million) and destined for Guangdong province, have been seized so far this year. Photo: Edmond So A customs official inspects a haul of seized contraband meat in June. About 2,500 tonnes of frozen meat, worth about HK$90 million (US$11.6 million) and destined for Guangdong province, have been seized so far this year. Photo: Edmond So
A customs official inspects a haul of seized contraband meat in June. About 2,500 tonnes of frozen meat, worth about HK$90 million (US$11.6 million) and destined for Guangdong province, have been seized so far this year. Photo: Edmond So

Meat smuggling syndicate’s assets on chopping block after Hong Kong customs officers arrest 13, seize 160 tonnes of contraband beef

  • Authorities seize HK$43 million (US$5.5 million) worth of meat and other valuables, with further seizures of up to HK$147 million (US$19 million) possible
  • The operation comes amid a huge spike in meat smuggling, with far more contraband meat already seized so far this year than in the last 10 years combined

Topic |   Crime in Hong Kong
A customs official inspects a haul of seized contraband meat in June. About 2,500 tonnes of frozen meat, worth about HK$90 million (US$11.6 million) and destined for Guangdong province, have been seized so far this year. Photo: Edmond So A customs official inspects a haul of seized contraband meat in June. About 2,500 tonnes of frozen meat, worth about HK$90 million (US$11.6 million) and destined for Guangdong province, have been seized so far this year. Photo: Edmond So
A customs official inspects a haul of seized contraband meat in June. About 2,500 tonnes of frozen meat, worth about HK$90 million (US$11.6 million) and destined for Guangdong province, have been seized so far this year. Photo: Edmond So
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