China's Coast Guard further cracks down on maritime crime

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BEIJING, Jan. 1 (Xinhua) -- The China Coast Guard (CCG) handled 774 criminal cases in 2020, up by 14 percent year on year, fighting maritime crime including drug trafficking, smuggling, and illegal immigration by sea.

The CCG handled 1,046 smuggling cases of various types. They seized 42,000 tonnes of refined oil, 34,000 tonnes of frozen goods, and 65,000 boxes of cigarettes, with a total value of 8.9 billion yuan (about 1.36 billion U.S. dollars).

The CCG also increased law enforcement and cooperation with related authorities to thwart illegal sand mining, fishing, and dumping. Enditem

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