Smuggling is a serious organized crime worth an enormous amount of money to the criminals tangled up in it.
However, eagle-eyed investigators in Shenzhen hit the gangs right where it hurts, their pockets. They rumbled a suspicious shipping container passing through their jurisdiction.
The sheer scale of the haul would result in an international investigation that would cross borders and uncover an environmental danger that is a huge scoop!
On November 29 2017, customs officials operating in Shenzhen noticed something suspicious. Haulage documents indicated that a cargo-cabin was meant to be empty, although dockworkers had commented on its bulky tonnage when moving it.
This mega-city bordering on Hong Kong is a shipping mecca, leading many smugglers to try to sneak in contraband among the considerable traffic. Nonetheless, Dapeng customs officers were alert to the risk and decided to take a closer look…