Tankers on Yangtze: Over 1,200 tonnes of smuggling gasoline intercepted in ChinaChristian Fernsby ▼ | November 17, 2019
Customs authorities in eastern China's Jiangsu Province said that they intercepted more than 1,200 tonnes of smuggled gasoline in two tankers on the Yangtze River.
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Law enforcement officers required inspections of the two vessels, however, suspects on the tankers turned around and tried to flee. Two anti-smuggling boats immediately intercepted the two suspicious ships, and eight suspects were arrested.
A preliminary investigation showed one container was loaded with about 760 tonnes of gasoline and the other about 488 tonnes, worth 6.5 million yuan (928,000 U.S. dollars).
Further investigation is underway. ■