Shenzhen Huanggang Customs intercepts one ton of "foot silver brick"
Reporter Zheng Zhuzi Correspondent Jiang Xin
Shenzhen Huanggang Customs recently seized 66 pieces of silver and silver bricks weighing 15-16 kg in an outbound two-place container truck at the cargo departure site of Huanggang Port, with a total weight of 1.032 tons and a value of more than 3.5 million yuan.
On April 27, around 9 am, a two-place container truck exited from the freight channel at Huanggang Port. When the vehicle passed the customs automatic release channel, the system sounded an alarm. The vehicle has been listed as a key inspection object by the Huanggang Customs Risk Department in the early stage.
The vehicle was declared as an empty refrigerated container truck. At first glance, the vehicle compartment was empty and the driver's cab was normal. As a result, Huanggang Customs officers escorted the vehicle to H986's large-scale image inspection equipment for "perspective inspection".
After the image inspection, customs officers found that the refrigerator of this car was “tricky” near the end of the trailer of the container truck. It turns out that in the inherent space below the refrigerated engine of the refrigerated truck, the image shows an unusually large "shadow". The officers immediately and thoroughly inspected the carriage. The officer found that the space where the refrigerated engine was located was welded with steel plates very firmly, and they opened it with professional disassembly tools such as electric drills and cutters. After some hard work, the bottom steel plate was finally lifted.
In this narrow space about 2 meters long and 20 cm wide, there are actually four piles of silver bricks tied with red strings!
These silver bricks are all of the same specifications, about 35 cm long, 15 cm wide, and 2 cm high. They are all engraved with the words "Yonghe" and "999.9". They are all silver and silver bricks, about 15-16 each. It weighs 66 kilograms, with a total weight of 1.032 tons. The initial estimated value is more than 3.5 million yuan.
At present, the case has been transferred to the Customs Anti-smuggling Department for further review, and Hong Kong drivers driving container trucks have been detained in criminal cases.
It is understood that this is the largest case of smuggling precious metals seized by Shenzhen Huanggang Customs in the past year.