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3 Hong Kong men arrested over HK$1.8 million fish smuggling bust, endangered aquarium species among the haul

Nearly 400 highly endangered aquarium fish – known as Asiatic arowana and worth HK$3,000 each – were among a HK$1.83 million (US$234,890) haul of contraband seized from a boat in a Hong Kong customs operation targeting cross-border smuggling on Thursday night.Customs officers arrested three local men when they intercepted the fishing boat in southwestern Hong Kong waters about 1.5km from the maritime boundary with mainland China.Customs uncovers HK$3.3 million haul of fish maw from endangered…
Nearly 400 highly endangered aquarium fish – known as Asiatic arowana and worth HK$3,000 each – were among a HK$1.83 million (US$234,890) haul of contraband seized from a boat in a Hong Kong customs operation targeting cross-border smuggling on Thursday night.Customs officers arrested three local men when they intercepted the fishing boat in southwestern Hong Kong waters about 1.5km from the maritime boundary with mainland China.Customs uncovers HK$3.3 million haul of fish maw from endangered…
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