The Japanese police recently arrested a Chinese woman and pointed out that she repeatedly smuggled food from China that is prohibited from importing into Japan, which has violated Japan's latest "Law on the Prevention of Livestock Infectious Diseases."

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(AFP, Associated Press, synthesized by this newspaper)

[Instant News/Comprehensive Report] Another case of Chinese people being arrested for illegally smuggling meat products in Japan. A Chinese woman living in Osaka illegally smuggled chicken sausage from China and sold it in Japan. On the 25th, she was arrested by the Japanese police. Arrested for violating the Law on the Prevention of Infectious Livestock Diseases.

According to the police, the suspect has received a total of 34 warnings for smuggling since 2018, but he still refuses to listen to repeated persuasion, so it is judged to be a highly malicious act.

According to comprehensive Japanese media reports, the arrested Chinese woman is 50-year-old Guo Menghong, who lives in the Chuo District of Osaka City and runs a "Xinshengyuan Trading Co., Ltd." that specializes in selling Chinese food.

According to the Japanese police, the suspect surnamed Guo secretly imported meat products such as chicken sausages and chicken feet from China through international mail three times from early October to late November last year. , with a total weight of about 11.5 kg.

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After investigation, it was found that the suspect surnamed Guo mixed these smuggled foods with legally imported snacks in an attempt to evade quarantine, and planned to buy chicken sausages from China at a price of 150 yen (about NT$33) each, and then sell them for 300 yen ( NT$67) sold to Chinese living in Japan, which clearly violated Japan's latest "Law on the Prevention of Infectious Livestock Diseases", and they were arrested.

In addition, the police also suspect that she has an accomplice in China, and are continuing to investigate the details behind the incident.

When the suspect surnamed Guo was arrested, he categorically denied that he had committed a crime, and claimed, "These items were given to me as gifts when I ordered other items."

However, since 2018, the suspect surnamed Guo has a record of private smuggling many times, and has been warned at least 34 times by the Animal Quarantine Office of Kansai Airport. After there was a large amount of meat-based food, the police were immediately notified to investigate.

The report pointed out that in order to protect domestic animal husbandry and prevent the spread of highly pathogenic avian influenza, African swine fever (ASF) and other infectious diseases in Japan, Japan revised the "Livestock Infectious Disease Prevention Law" in 2020. Except for some countries, including Overseas food such as chickens, cattle, pigs, eggs, etc. are prohibited from being brought into the country. Offenders may be sentenced to a fixed-term imprisonment of up to 3 years and fined 3 million yen (approximately NT$672,000) for individuals and 50 million yen (approximately NT$1121.50) for enterprises. million) fines.