By: Yang Su-min and Ko Lin
Taipei, Dec. 15 (CNA) Sixteen individuals have so far been caught bringing meat products into Taiwan since heavier fines came into force on Friday, the Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine (BAPHIQ) said Saturday.
The fines were imposed in cases involving meat products from China, Malaysia, Vietnam and Thailand, BAPHIQ said.
On Saturday, two Chinese nationals and a Taiwanese flying into Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport from China were found to have Chinese ham and sausages in their carry-on bags and luggage.
Another Taiwanese national was also caught bringing pork jerky into Taiwan’s outlying Matsu Island from China that same day, according to BAPHIQ. [FULL STORY]