Additional 17 passengers fined for bringing meat products into Taiwan

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2018/12/16
By: Wu Hsin-yun, Chen Chao-fu and William Yen

Photo courtesy of Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine

Taipei, Dec. 16 (CNA) A total of 17 cases of travelers attempting to bring meat products into Taiwan have been caught in the third day of heavier fines that came into force, according to the latest Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine (BAPHIQ) data released Sunday.

The data, which was collected between Saturday 4 p.m. and Sunday 4 p.m., shows that 13 of the individuals attempting to bring in meat products were Taiwanese, two were from China, and one each from Thailand and Indonesia.

Meanwhile, 10 of the 17 cases originated from China, with four caught at both Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TTIA) and Taipei Songshan Airport, and one each at Taichung International Airport (TIA) and the offshore county of Kinmen, BAPHIQ data shows.

Of the 10 cases, five were pork meat products, with the culprits fined NT$50,000 (US$1,618) each, while the others were four cases of meat products made from poultry, with the travelers fined NT$30,000 each and one case of dog and cat food, which landed the perpetrator with a fine of NT$10,000, according to the data.    [FULL  STORY]

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