SHENZHEN, April 11 (Xinhua) -- A total of 630 tonnes of frozen chicken feet, chicken wings, pig feet and pork were seized by border police in Shenzhen in south China's Guangdong Province, said local authorities on Tuesday.
Border police in Guangdong were told that a freight ship, Haibangda I, was involved in smuggling using another ship's identification number and name.
On Sunday evening, police discovered the ship, which was not on a regular route. They intercepted the ship at about 11:40 p.m.
According to police, there was no license or freight list on the ship. The frozen meat was stored in 24 refrigerators, with a value of about 37 million yuan (about 5.4 million U.S. dollars).
"The meat was not checked and quarantined, and would pose a threat to people's health," said an unnamed police officer.
The case is under further investigation.