Chinese arrested for smuggled luncheon meat

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Manila Police District-Special Mayor’s Reaction Team (SMART) officials arrested a Chinese national after he was caught selling cans of luncheon meat that were prohibited from entering the country due to African Swine Fever, late afternoon in Binondo, Manila.

The arrested person was identified as Shuangtin Lin, 43, businessman, living in One Wilson Place, Wilson Street, San Juan City.

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According to the report, MPD-Smart and District Intelligence Division officers launched an entrapment operation at the corner of Reina Regente and Alvarado Streets in Binondo.

This was after receiving information on the Chinese national selling canned meat that was temporarily banned due to the African Swine Fever (ASF) outbreak in the country.

Police immediately arrested Shuangtin after the test buy was completed. Authorities seized 20 boxes with 48 pieces of Ma Ling brand and 10 boxes of 48 pieces of Ma Ling brand of pork luncheon meat, a white Honda CRV, an iPhone, and two P1,000 marked money from the suspect.

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It is known that there has been a temporary ban on the import, distribution, and sale of processed meat products from countries affected by African Swine Fever (ASF) since August 2018. Ma Ling brands are prohibited.

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Man arrested for breaking into airport in Germany to see girlfriend

A 20-year-old American has been arrested and deported after he attempted to break into the German airport border in a bid to see his girlfriend despite restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The American arrived in Frankfurt in Germany from Washington on Sunday wearing a high-visibility vest. He attempted to pick up garbage bags and allegedly pretended to be a cleaner at the airport, according to the police.

“He then tried to convince security staff that he was a cleaner and was supposed to empty the bins behind the security area,” said the federal police in a statement.

But his plan failed when an airport staff noticed that he did not have a security pass and could not speak German.

The man admitted that he was desperate to see his girlfriend, and that was the only way he could enter Germany.

According to the police, no matter what the man does, he will still be caught by the authorities as he would face more border control.

It is not clear why he was allowed to leave America and travel to Germany.

The man was returned to Washington on Monday after he underwent questioning.

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