Chinanews.com, Nanning, January 5th. Nanning Customs notified on the 5th that on January 1, 2021, under the unified command of the Anti-smuggling Bureau of the General Administration of Customs, the Nanning Customs Anti-smuggling Bureau and the Huangpu Customs Anti-smuggling Bureau launched a special project to combat fruit smuggling In the operation, more than 70 police officers were dispatched to carry out unified arrests in Nanning, Pingxiang, Guangdong, and Dongguan, Guangdong. Three fruit smuggling gangs were successfully eliminated, 8 suspects were arrested, and 12.64 million yuan was frozen.
It has been verified that since April 2019, the gang is suspected of smuggling 16,500 tons of Thai durian and other fruits by under-reporting prices, with a case value of about 660 million yuan, and suspected of evading taxes of about 18 million yuan.
According to preliminary investigations, the smuggling group purchased fresh durian and other fruits overseas, using fictitious trade contracts, forged trade documents, etc., through general trade channels at Pingxiang Youyiguan Port and Huangpu Shatian Port to offer low prices It is smuggled into China and sold to all parts of the country.
The Nanning Customs Anti-Smuggling Bureau is affiliated with the Pingxiang Branch’s Aidian Squadron, Liu Wentao, the leader of the Aidian Squadron, introduced that since April 2019, the fresh durian specifications and models imported by the group through the customs declaration company are all of the same level, and are significantly lower than the actual transaction price. In addition, the gang also fabricated trade contracts and forged trade documents, using these methods to achieve the purpose of evading customs supervision.
According to the police handling the case, the normal market price of durian in Thailand is about 40 yuan per kilogram, while the price declared by the gang through the customs declaration company to the customs is about 20 yuan per kilogram, the price difference is about half.
This case is the first major case successfully cracked by the Nanning Customs Anti-smuggling Bureau in 2021, and it fired the first shot of the national customs”National Sword 2021″ joint special operation. At present, the Nanning and Huangpu Customs Anti-smuggling Bureaus have respectively set up special case teams to speed up the investigation and handling of cases and strive to further expand the results. (End)