Guangdong customs intercept handbags with gold-chained straps weighing 800g

2024-05-21 Editor : Mo Honge ECNS App Download

(ECNS) -- Customs officers at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport in Guangdong Province have seized an illegal case of gold smuggling.

Officers detected an anomaly in the X-ray image of a passenger's handbag while checking an incoming flight. Upon inspection, they found that the metal chain strap of the bag was golden in color and weighed 500 grams.

Subsequently, another similar bag was seized from another passenger on the same flight, with metal chains suspected to be made of gold, weighing 299.4 grams.

After being sent to a professional institution for appraisal, it was found that the two metal chains contained 99.9 percent gold.

The passengers admitted they replaced the bag chains and attempted to bring the gold products into China.

According to Chinese laws, the act of transporting, carrying, or mailing goods or items that are prohibited or restricted from entering or leaving the country by concealment, disguise, misreporting, false reporting, or other means, is smuggling. Such smuggling will be held accountable.

Recently, international gold prices have skyrocketed, with COMEX gold hitting new highs on Monday. At the same time, the prices of fine gold jewelry in China broke 742 yuan per gram, reaching a historical high.

The central parity rate of RMB in the interbank foreign exchange market was adjusted to 7.1069 RMB per U.S. dollar, marking a slight decrease of 27 basis points, according to news from China Foreign Exchange Trade System on Tuesday.


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