2 more Chinese tourists fined for bringing meat into Taiwan

One passenger tried to smuggle 4.2 kg of meat products into Taiwan

Taiwan News
Date: 2018/12/23
By: Scott Morgan, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

Contraband meat products seized on Dec. 22 (By Central News Agency)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Amid ramped up efforts by Taiwanese customs to restrict meat products from entering Taiwan, two more Chinese tourists were nabbed with contraband meat on Dec. 22, reported CNA.

One passenger was caught with 4.2 kilograms of pork and beef products, which puzzled customs authorities.

A range of authorities across Taiwan have worked to limit the potential of African swine flu reaching Taiwan through processed meat products. Some of these measures have included improved signage, sending of a text message to people upon arrival to Taiwan, and an increased the fine for those caught breaking the law.

Customs authorities said one tourist, surnamed Tsao (曹), arrived from Changzhou, Jiangsu Province with 0.2 kg of undeclared meat. Tsao was caught trying to pass through the “Nothing to Declare” counter (Green Channel), and the contraband was found after a search by customs.    [FULL  STORY]

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