16 detained in smuggling case

FUZHOU: Customs authorities have detained 16 people in east China’s Fujian Province in connection to a gold smuggling case worth about 820 million yuan. The gang illegally exported about three tonnes of gold and related products, according to the administration of customs in Fuzhou, the provincial capital. Since February 2017, the gang members purchased a large amount of gold in several localities and assembled the gold into audio decoders. After transporting the decoders to Hong Kong, the members dissembled the gold from the decoders and sold it to gold purchasing companies in Hong Kong. – Agencies