Three Chinese visitors have been deported for failing to pay the NT$200,000 fine
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Chinese visitor arriving in Taiwan carrying pork products was refused entry Tuesday after he was unable to pay the NT$200,000 (US$6,490) fine for violating rules aimed at preventing African swine fever entering the country, the Council of Agriculture announced.
The incident was the third case since Taiwan introduced tougher measures, and all three of them involved citizens of China, the Central News Agency reported.
The traveler in question, a 28-year-old, arrived at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport at 9 a.m. on China Airlines flight CI-922 from Hong Kong, and was found in possession of 2.92 kilos of sausages, pork products and roasted duck meat which he failed to declare.
As he did not pay the fine, he was put on a 1 p.m. Air China flight to Beijing in accordance with the new rules introduced on January 25. As long as he has not paid the fine in full, he will not be allowed into Taiwan, CNA reported. [FULL STORY]