Chinese frontier police uncover over 3,600 cases of goods smuggling in 2010

08:13, February 11, 2011      

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China's frontier police force uncovered 3,677 cases of goods smuggling and confiscated contraband worth 657 million yuan (99.77 million U.S. dollars) in 2010, according to the Ministry of Public Security.

Among the smuggled goods were 29,949 tonnes of processed oil, 12,719 cartons of cigarettes, 1,907 tonnes of edible vegetable oil, 209 motor vehicles, 409 motorcycles, and 448,970 electronic products, said the Public Security Ministry in a statement Thursday.

In its anti-narcotics fight, Chinese frontier police uncovered 2,153 related cases, detained 2,883 suspects, and confiscated 3,828.75 kg of drugs, including 841.09 kg of heroin, said the statement.

The amount of drugs seized last year is 41.9 percent higher than in 2009, according to the ministry.

The ministry said the frontier police force, during its crackdown on gun-related illegal activities, also confiscated 2,023 guns last year.

Source: Xinhua
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