Smuggling ring on island caught

Taipei Times
Date: Jul 26, 2015
By: Jason Pan  /  Staff reporter

The Coast Guard Administration (CGA) on Friday busted an alleged smuggling ring in the outlying island of Kinmen, where they say officials found shoreline village fishermen were doing a thriving business trafficking high-value goods destined for both Taiwan and China.

It was one of the biggest smuggling operations at sea in recent years, according to CGA officials.

Five suspects were detained and questioned, and the cargo was seized.

Coast guard official Chu Li-pin (曲立斌) said the confiscated cargo is so diverse that “it was almost like they were operating an offshore supermarket.”     [FULL  STORY]

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