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China seizes 955,800 tons of foreign garbage in Jan-May

Updated: Jun 12,2018 4:47 PM     Xinhua

BEIJING — China has handled 248 cases of illegal trash imports in the first five months of the year, seizing 955,800 tons of foreign garbage, the General Administration of Customs (GAC) said on June 12.

The GAC began its largest campaign against illegal trash imports in May, seizing 137,000 tons of foreign garbage.

This year, the customs authority launched a crackdown targeting the smuggling of foreign garbage, agricultural products, drugs, guns, and other products.

A total of 1,613 smuggling cases have been handled in the Jan-May period, according to the GAC.

The GAC has seized 282 kg of smuggled ivory products and 1,779 kg of drugs during this period.