China’s maritime police smash a large criminal gang of illegal sea sand mining

On December 5, Beijing, Fujian coast Police Bureau, with the close cooperation of Fujian Provincial Public Security Department, recently successfully cracked a huge illegal mining case on the sea, and arrested 59 people involved in the case. They were suspected of illegally mining about 75 million tons of sea sand, with a case value of more than 5 billion yuan. < p > < p > this is the largest amount of sea sand seized and the largest amount of money involved by China’s marine police, and also a major achievement of the continuous and in-depth promotion of the “Bihai 2020” special law enforcement action. < p > < p > in April this year, Fujian coast Police Bureau immediately set up a special group after obtaining the clues of the gang led by Chen wantonly stealing and selling sea sand. After more than six months of careful investigation, it organized forces to collect the nets in Ningde, Xiamen, Zhangzhou and other places simultaneously, seized seven ships and about 35000 tons of sea sand at the scene, and arrested all the gang backbones.