GACC Launches 1st-Round “Blue Sky 2020” Campaign against Solid-Waste Smuggling


On June 10, at 6:00 a.m., under GACC command of the “Blue Sky 2020” campaign, Guangdong Sub-Administration and 12 participating Customs Districts (in 9 provinces/municipalities) totally busted 38 smuggling syndicates, captured 80 criminal suspects and seized 598,800 tons of illicit inbound waste such as waste oil and slag, in an intensive, clustered and full-chain manner.


From January till May, China-imported solid waste totaled 3,225,000 tons, down 45.2% year-on-year. During the period, China Customs overcame the epidemic challenges and handled 81 criminal cases of solid waste smuggling, a decrease of 58.1% year-on-year.


In the next stage, China Customs will continue the crackdown on criminal smuggling of illicit inbound waste by deepening law-enforcement cooperation with domestic and foreign authorities in an intensive long-acting mechanism, so as to safeguard domestic eco-environment and human health.



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