KUNMING, Sept. 15 (Xinhua) -- Police in southwest China's Yunnan Province have captured 14 suspects in connection with smuggling a total of 123 head of cattle from Myanmar into China.
On Sept. 7, police in the city of Tengchong confiscated 92 head of cattle in six vehicles in the China-Myanmar border township of Houqiao, arresting nine suspects.
Police confiscated another 31 head of cattle in four vehicles in Tengchong on Sept. 9, with five suspects caught on the spot.
The suspects have been put under criminal detention for further investigation.
In recent years, a series of cases of smuggling cattle and frozen chicken feet from Myanmar and Vietnam have occurred in Yunnan, which borders Myanmar, Vietnam and Laos. Local police have been stepping up efforts to crack down on such cases.