GUANGZHOU, Jan. 22 (Xinhua) -- Armed police in south China's Guangdong Province on Friday announced that they have busted a major smuggling case in which drones were used to transport illicit goods.
With assistance from the coastal defense and anti-smuggling office in the city of Shenzhen, over 1,100 mobile phones and 305 memory sticks were seized, the police said in a statement.
Police found that illicit goods worth more than 9 million yuan (about 1.4 million U.S. dollars) had been transported by drones through a tunnel between the province's border area and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
The case has proven the success of an intelligence-sharing mechanism between police and the local anti-smuggling agency, said Xiao Feng, an officer with the Guangdong armed police, adding that armed police will strengthen cooperation in this regard and ensure safety and stability in the border areas.
The case has been transferred to the Shenzhen anti-smuggling office for further investigation.