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19 suspects arrested for smuggling watches



Police in southern China's Guangdong Province have recently broken up a gang who smuggled watches, the local customs office said Monday.

An investigation showed that a smuggling gang made use of a watch trading company to purchase medium and high-grade watches abroad, brought them back to China through the mail with counterfeit declarations or by smugglers and finally sold them via online platforms for profit.

More than 90,000 smuggled watches worth 400 million yuan (58 million U.S. dollars) were involved in the case.

On Jan. 6, the anti-smuggling bureau of the General Administration of Customs launched a raid, teamed up with customs of Shanghai and Guangdong, and arrested 19 suspects in different localities.

Further investigation into the case is underway. 


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