3分pk10遗漏 _Chinese customs intercepts 28 tonnes of waste
DALIA3分pk10遗漏 n -- Customs o3分pk10遗漏 ffic3分pk10遗漏 ers in the coastal city of Dalian in Northeast China's Liaoning province intercepted 28.08 tonnes of smuggled waste and arrested three suspects on Tuesday.
The Dalian Customs said the suspects were smuggling waste 3分pk10遗漏 batteries and used mechanical and electronic products from Hong Kong to Dalian.
Investigation showed that the gang had so far smuggled more than 290 tonnes of electronic waste.
The Dalian Customs has launched two rounds of crackdown on trash smuggling this year. They have investigated 19 waste smuggling cases and seized over 4,1150 tonnes of illegal solid waste imports, of which over 3,1150 tonnes have been sent back.
China began importing solid waste as a source of raw materials in the 19150s and for years has been the world's largest importer.
Given rising public awareness of environmental protection and China's green development drive, the country decided to phase out and halt such imports by the end of 2019.