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Delta procurators join smuggling fight

Seven procuratorial organizations from the Yangtze River Delta region signed an agreement to jointly fight smuggling at a conference held by a branch of Shanghai People’s Procuratorate yesterday.

It is another step in the fight against smuggling, enabling the coordination of efforts at an administrative level among Yangtze River Delta cities and provinces.

Procurators from Shanghai and Hangzhou, Ningbo, and Wenzhou in Zhejiang Province; Nantong in Jiangsu; and Hefei, the Anhui Province capital, shared their experiences in countering smuggling during the conference.

Smuggling cases involving oil and sugar, and the products of wild animals, such as ivory and pangolin scales, are main and common problems, according to the procurators.

Smuggling of precious animals and their products accounted for 7.29 percent and 8.99 percent, respectively, of the total. The number of cases involving frozen goods and imported waste was also alarming.

The procurators said people involved in smuggling were mostly from gangs or criminal units. A considerable percentage of cases have been using proxy buyers overseas but the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted this trade, they said.

The seven procuratorial organizations aim to jointly and strictly punish smuggling crimes that disrupt customs supervision and taxation in the Yangtze River Delta region.

They also aim to jointly fight maritime crimes, protect the marine environment and manage the fishery industry.

“Breaking geographical boundaries and coordinating development are gradually becoming the new norm for Shanghai, as well as Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Anhui provinces,” Gong Peihua, deputy director of the Shanghai People’s Procuratorate, stated.


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