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Smuggled goods to be displayed at museum in Beijing

2014-03-24 13:30 CRIENGLISH.com Web Editor: Wang Fan

A museum will open to the public for free on March 30 in Beijing to exhibit for the first time a number of smuggled goods that have been seized by Chinese customs, Beijing Evening News reports.

In addition to displaying the smuggled fossils, cultural relics and products made from rare animals, the means and tricks employed by smugglers in their activities will also be explained in great detail. For example, one case cites that smugglers used to hide watches in unripe coconuts in the 1980s in their efforts to get past customs.

The museum, named the Customs Museum, will features items collected throughout China's history, such as porcelain and bronzeware, ivory, statues and rare animal specimens.

Visitors can enter the museum with tickets which are obtainable upon production of their identification cards.

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