Hong Kong customs arrests 22, seizes HK$20 million in high-end fruit, frozen meat during raid on barge used as ‘mobile warehouse’

An illegal shipment of high-end fruit and frozen meat worth about HK$20 million (US$2.6 million) bound for mainland China has been seized by Hong Kong’s customs authorities in a case marking the first time smugglers have used barges for this class of produce.Officials from the Customs and Excise Department revealed on Sunday they had arrested 22 people aged between 20 and 67 in connection with the smuggling in a Thursday night operation. The department said one cargo vessel and three tugboats…

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