Ex-justice minister's daughter attends forgery trial in college admissions scandal
Government asks young couples why they refuse to have children
Footballer Hwang's sister-in-law indicted for disclosing his private videos
4 contentious bills scrapped in revote after Yoon's veto
Self-suspension, a peculiar 'punishment' for celebrities in Korea
[Weekender] [K-School] From lobster to rose tteokbokki, Korean school food continues to evolve
S. Korea, US, Japan reaffirm N. Korea's denuclearization obligation
Korea’s go-to winter treats to help beat the cold
1,000 retired couples receive W3m in combined pension
'The Glory' notches two accolades at AACA including best drama series award
[Graphic News] S. Korea’s contraband trade jumps 60% in H1By Nam Kyung-don
Published : Aug. 26, 2022 - 10:01
South Korea’s contraband trade shot up 60 percent in the first half of the year on a spike in tariff evasion and country-of-origin violations, the customs agency said.
The Korea Customs Service said it detected and confiscated about 3 trillion won ($2.3 billion) worth of illegal goods and unlawful transactions in the January-June period, compared with 1.9 trillion won a year earlier.
Yet the number of contraband cases sank 28 percent on-year to 849 in the six-month period.
The KCS defines contraband as improperly declared goods, banned substances like narcotics, goods that cannot be traded legally and foreign exchange-related violations. (Yonhap)
Tales of hard work, dashed dreams and disillusionment
Renault Korea prepares for major changes from 2024
Yoon travels to Netherlands to upgrade 'strategic partnership'